Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Olive You! (Martini & Olive Valentine Cookies)


Olive you!

I've made these martini cookies before, but they needed an update (and new pictures).  And they needed giant olives....with heart-shaped pimientos. 

{Because nothing says "Valentine" like a heart-shaped pimiento.}

The idea came from a Valentine card that I gave Mr. E a few years ago.

{Sure sign cookies have taken over your life?  Everything you see becomes a cookie.}

To make the martinis, you'll need:

 
With a #2 tip, outline the cookies in white.

Reserve some piping consistency red icing.  Thin the pink and remaining red icing with water, a teaspoon at a time, stirring until it reaches the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dish towel and set aside.

After several minutes, stir the icings gently with a rubber spatula to pop and air bubbles that have risen to the surface.  Transfer to squeeze bottles.

Flood most of the martini glass with the thinned pink icing, leaving a little room at the top.


Flood the top of the glass and the bottom of the stem in white.  Use a toothpick to guide to the edges.

Let sit 1 hour.

Using a #1 tip, pipe the arrow swizzle stick.


With the #12 tip, pipe the olive with avocado icing.


Directly on top of the olive, pipe a heart with the red icing.


Let dry overnight before packaging.


♥Cheers, you guys!  Happy Valentine's WEEK! ♥

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