Love Birds Valentine Cookie Tutorial

     Valentine's Day is right around the corner but I think I'm still recovering from Christmas cookies!  Thankfully these cute lovebirds were just the ticket to get me working again. If you need a quick cookie pick me up these little guys are super easy and cut from a common cookie cutter too! 

     I used a basic mustache cutter to cut the love bird cookies.  Specifically, I used the mustache cutter from this 3 pc cookie cutter set by Wilton but most any mustache cutter will work just fine. You can cut single birds with your  mustache cutter as well by using a moon cutter or my half circle trick to trim the mustache shape before baking.

     To decorate the love birds;
  1. Start by outlining and filling one of the birds in royal icing and let dry for 30 minutes or so.  
  2. Once the first bird has set up a bit, outline and fill the other bird.
  3. Let the birds dry for several hours before adding a few simple piping details.

     Most cookies come together in the detail step and as you can see these little guys are no exception.  I used the lip cookie cutter from the same set as the mustache and a flying heart from this Valentine cookie cutter set to make bigger cookies with a little more flair.   I think the I heart U birds may just be my favorite of the bunch, but unfortunately I don't know where to buy that cutter any longer. 

   Toss in a few whimsical flowers and hearts to round out a super cute and happy Valentine platter! 

A few other posts you might like;

Whimsical Flower Cookies
Bee cookies
Wild About You Valentine Animals

     I hope you enjoy these little guys and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love the fun way you've done these. Can't wait to try them. Thanks, Sarah. I love how that brain of yours works!! Sharon from The Plaid Cookie Co.

  2. You floored me with your tutorial on the cute faces with the party hats and now you go and do this. I can't take it it's so ridiculously cute. o.m.g. ;)!

  3. So cute!! I have a secret love for blue birds!

  4. Eeeeee, SO stinkin' cute!!
    I want to kiss them.
    Yes, I said kiss a cookie.

  5. WOW!!!
    I really love your Elegant Ideas.
    Looks like a yummy and festive treat!
    Thank you.

  6. Just found your blog! Love your work!! And I Love how you explain things!! Great job!! Thank you!


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