Thursday, February 6, 2014

Box of Chocolates Cookie

Is it just me or does time seem to be accelerating with each passing week!?!  I think it may have something to do with having a food blog and trying to cover each holiday or special event. I can't believe that Valentine's Day is in only eight days! So many cookie ideas, but so little time! Well, there's always next year, right? :)  
Two years ago I made a Box of Chocolates cookie, but the "chocolates" were each a small, separate cookie on top of a big heart cookie. This version is all one cookie, and the "chocolates" are  made from royal icing, decorated directly onto the heart cookie.  The cookies are 4.25-inches from side-to-side at the widest part, and 4.25-inches at the tallest part from top to bottom. 
This design was directly inspired by cookies made by Jen of My Kitchen Addiction, three years ago. Thanks, Jen!  
I kind of love them.
I even made some itty-bitty box of chocolate cookies with some extra heart cookies I had in the freezer. They measure only 1.5 inches:)  
These cookies were so much fun to make!  I used plastic tweezers (for food only) to place the sprinkles on the "chocolates", and I enjoyed the process.  I only made a dozen cookies though; it might have been a different story if I had made many dozens!
I like to think of these chocolates as milk chocolate, my favorite.  How about you?  Do you prefer milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or heaven forbid, no chocolate? ;)

Box of Chocolates Cookie
Supplies:
Assorted sprinkles
Americolor Tulip Red soft gel paste
Wilton brown icing color
Wilton decorating tips #3, #2, and PME tip 1.5
Directions:
1.  Roll out sugar cookie dough, Cut out hearts with cutter and place on baking sheets.
2.  Bake according to recipe and allow cookies to cool.
3.  Prepare royal icing.
4.  Divide the royal icing, adding the (tulip) red to some, and the brown to some. 
5. Thin the royal icing so that when a thick "ribbon" of it is pulled up with a spoon or knife, it falls back into the bowl and disappears into the royal icing on a count of 5.
(I used this consistency of royal icing for the entire cookie, including outlining and filling.) 
6.  With the red royal icing and a #3 tip, outline and fill the hearts.  Let the cookies dry.  (I left them overnight at this point.)
7. With the #2 tip use the brown icing and make the chocolates (don't add icing decorations on top, or borders yet).
8.  Add the sprinkles while the brown is still wet (I used the tweezers to apply them). 
9.  Allow the "chocolates" to dry for an hour or two before adding the brown icing decorations on the tops.
10.  With the brown icing and the PME 1.5 tip, add a zigzag type border to resemble a brown candy liner.
11.  Lastly, outline the heart again with a #3 tip and red icing to add more dimension to the "box".

ENJOY!

P.S.  I want to give a shout-out to my daughter-in-law for coming to my rescue and adding a "pin it" button (activated whenever you "hover" over a photo) to my blog! Thanks, Lois!

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55 comments:

  1. SUE, I love these cookies! The sprinkles and the chocolate swirls on top....adorable!! Pinning now!

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  2. adorable Sue!! Always love your cookie ideas :)

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  3. Adorable! I really want to get into cookie decorating every time I visit your blog! All your ideas and cookies are just amazing. These are really beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! You really should give it a try:)

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  4. So so cute!!!!! Beautiful cookies and such a fun idea! Love it!

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  5. I put those hover buttons on my blog. I'm not sure people can find them but I like them.
    I love these cookies. I'd much rather eat a good sugar cookie than a chocolate any day but when I go for chocolates I like the dark ones.

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    1. You get some brownie points for installing the "pin it" button, Bonnie:) Thanks for your comment!

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  6. So adorable and you found the most adorable way ever to add in sprinkles! Love 'em!! :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle, from one lover of sprinkles to another! :)

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  7. Love these cookies, Sue... too adorable!

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  8. Sue, would you stop making me "SQUEEE!!!" at the computer already? the neighbors are starting to wonder...

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  9. These cookies are adorably cute! What a cute idea!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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    1. Thanks Tenns! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting:)

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  10. These cookies are SO adorable! They seriously look like little works of art, and festive ones at that! Totally just pinned these to my Valentine's board. :)

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  11. This is awesome! I would love if someone gave me something like this!

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  12. I have always wanted to make a box of heart cookies, and now seeing your fabulous cookies - I REALLY want to make some!

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    1. I can just imagine how awesome they would be, Kim!

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  13. I would love to make these cookies, they are adorable :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks CC Uru, you should try them! :)

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  14. Sue, you are amazing. I love these! Milk chocolate all the way =o)

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  15. Yes, dying over these adorable cookies!!! Amazing!

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  16. Well, I tried. I wouldn't call it a fail..... but they don't look nearly as cute as yours! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to keep trying =o)

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    1. Erin, You are so creative; just keep at it! I am sure they will be loved and yummy!

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  17. I am trying hard to invent a creative present for my husband. St. Valentine`s Day is in a few days! These hearts look adorable and I guess that they are very tasty because they are very appetizing. I guess it is a nice present for your beloved.

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    1. You sure know how to make a gal feel great, especially coming from the Cookie QUEEN herself! :) Thanks, Callye!

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  19. Wow! The detail on these is incredible! You are very talented :)

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  20. I LOVE visiting your blog!!! Your creativity amazes me every time!!!! These are adorable!!!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Amalia!

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  21. Wow, this is so creative! Great job! I'll try the cookies and I hope the result will be as good as yours!

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  22. I'm happy to feature these amazing cookies day! Thanks for sharing them on Living Creative Thursday! Tomorrow's theme is Cakes & Cupcakes. I hope you'll share something sweet:-) http://www.livinglocurto.com/2014/02/valentines-day-free-printables

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature, Amy!

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  23. Absolutely adorable and brilliant! I just want to eat all these .
    Thanks for sharing.
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  24. Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps}
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