How to make Valentine’s Day cookies


With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought I would show you how to make a collection of themed cookies. With so many girly options about, this is one for the boys! Boxer shorts and tees!

This is what I used:


Cookie dough

Large rolling pin

Cutters: Heart, Rectangle (6.5 x 4.5 cm) Baby Grow (though you can use a t-shirt cutter if you have one).

Coloured fondant – Red, White & Black

Royal icing

Gel or liquid colours (I have used Wilton Red Red and Wilton Black)

Glass of water


Pastry brush

Small sharp knife

Small rolling pin.

Step 1:

Roll out the cookie dough and using the cutters, cut out hearts, rectangles and baby grows (or t-shirts if you have a t-shirt cutter). Then cut a small triangle from the rectangle (longest side). Then cut the bottom part of the baby grow, as in the picture below.



Step 2:

Then taking the rectangles (boxer shorts), use your thumb and forefinger to gently squeeze in to make waist as seen below. Then put both the boxer shorts, t-shirts and heart cut-outs onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven.


Step 3:

Once cooked, Roll out some red fondant and with the same clean heart cookie cutter, cut out the fondant. Then using a pastry brush (or paint brush), very lightly dampen the cookie surface with water and stick the fondant very gently to the cookie, pressing lightly.


Step 4:

In the same method as the cookie dough, cut out the tee-shirt and rectangle boxer shorts (remembering to lightly squeeze the sides again) as before and stick to the cookies with a little water. I have used both red, white and black fondant here for variation.






Step 5:

Fill a bag with white royal icing and using a no.2 PME tip, pipe lines along the sleeves of the t-shirts.



Step 6:

Fill a bag with black royal icing and pipe an outline on the boxer shorts (as below). I then added little hearts to mine, but you can decorate how you choose.


Step 7:

Then for my little heart beeps, I piped white zig zags onto my fondant covered heart cookies.




Step 8:

I finished by adding flirty slogans on my tees.


Happy Caking!




  1. brilliant tutorial Gill, very clever and yet such a simple idea that most people will give it a go as you make it look easy….love the step by step guide…very helpful. will be trying these out very soon.

  2. Hi Louise,
    I am an avid reader of your blogs and find you so very talented.
    How long do you think the Valentine’s Cookies would keep for in an airtight container?
    Keep the ideas flowing.


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