Envelope with Wax Seal Sugar Cookies
What’s better than giving a box of chocolates to your valentine? I would argue that a handwritten and thoughtful letter is the best gift to give (especially if you make an edible envelope for the letter with a wax seal). I’ve always loved the look of wax seals and I think the different stamp designs are so cute. I have a few stamps including a Valentine’s Day/love themed kit, but my favorite stamp ever is the Hogwarts seal. (If you haven’t already guessed it, I’m a big nerd). Over time, I’ve learned that a letter with a wax seal can make that message feel extra special. These addicting Envelope with Wax Seal Sugar Cookies make for the perfect love letter to your valentine!
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- Sugar Cookies:
- Rectangles (approximately 3″ x 4″)
- Hearts (1.5-inch and 2.5-inch)
- Medium consistency royal icing (i.e., slightly stiff, but able to heal) in white and AmeriColor Super Red, Deep Pink, and Super Black
- Disposable piping bags
- Couplers and icing tips #1 and #2
- Offset spatula
Create Royal Icing Transfers
On a piece of parchment paper, use a #2 tip to pipe quarter-sized circles in pink and red icing and allow to dry completely (i.e., 4-6 hours or overnight). Add a small heart to the top of the transfer.
Gently remove the royal icing transfers from the parchment paper by sliding an offset spatula under each. If you do this and the icing has not completely dried, allow the transfer to sit for longer until it has completely dried.
Decorating the Cookies
Use a #2 tip to outline and fill the rectangle cookies with white icing and the heart cookies with red or pink icing. Use a toothpick to encourage the icing to move to the outline and pop any large bubbles. Gently shake the cookie to ensure the royal icing levels out (i.e., “heals”).
Allow the icing to dry and crust for 30 minutes.
Next, use a #1 tip and black icing to create the envelope lines (i.e., around the outside of the rectangle, diagonals from the top corners that come to a point in the middle, and diagonals from the bottom corners). Let the icing crust for 1 hour to avoid bleeding (i.e., the black color mixing with any colors that are touching it).
Using a #1 tip (in the color of the royal icing transfer), add a small dot of icing where the top diagonals come together and drop the royal icing transfer circle onto the wet icing. Pipe asymmetrical splotches around the middle circle (i.e., the melted wax).
Let the icing dry uncovered on your Envelope with Wax Seal Sugar Cookies for 6-8 hours (or overnight). Now your handmade cookies are ready to give as a gift!
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