Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

You know I love any excuse to decorate some cute sugar cookies and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Back in grade school Valentine’s Day meant filling out Valentine’s cards for classmates and eating ungodly amounts of conversation hearts. They were the “it” Valentine candy. Would a boy give you one that said “Cutie”, “Be Mine” or “Let’s Kiss”? It was anyone’s guess and 10-year old girls’ hearts were aflutter with all the possibilities that the day could bring. Fast forward a couple of decades and I decided a throwback was in order.

I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and decorated with royal icing (see links for both below under ‘Resources’). I stuck with some of the classic phrases, although forgot on some of them that the words are usually always stacked. Oops! Some details on the tips I used:

♥  I outlined the hearts with a #2 decorating tip.

♥  I piped the words with a #1 decorating tip.

My Valentine more than approved of these cookies :)

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day holiday and enjoy some extra-special love and attention today!


Sugar Cookie Recipe
How to Decorate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing Tutorial

One year ago: Creme Brulee
Three years ago: Homemade Granola
Four years ago: Italian Wedding Soup

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47 Responses to “Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies”

  1. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking on February 14, 2011 at 12:34 am

    These are so beautiful, Michelle! Such intricate writing you did on them, too. Great job and thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  2. Anne on February 14, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Love these! They’re on my agenda for next year.


  3. linda on February 14, 2011 at 5:59 am

    happy michelle!
    you rock your posts!


  4. Darcy@Somewhatmuddledmusings on February 14, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Sugar cookies are my hubby’s favorite, and he asks for them often, yet I end up making something for the kids instead. I think I’m headed here…to tell him how much I love him. Thanks for the cute idea!


  5. Katrina on February 14, 2011 at 6:52 am

    These cookies are simply lovely! I adore them!


  6. Blog is the New Black on February 14, 2011 at 7:52 am

    These came out awesome!


  7. Caroline on February 14, 2011 at 8:44 am

    These look so great! I really need to get #1 tip (probably more than one, and some more #2 tips as well) My letters looked really garbled with a number 2 tip. I’m going to need a lot of practice to get mine looking as nice as yours, no matter what tip I use!


  8. Georgia on February 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

    What size cookies are these? 2″? 3″? I know you can make them in all sizes, just wondered what size yours are.

    So, so cute!


    • Michelle on February 14th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you! They are 3-inch cookies across the widest part.


  9. Maria on February 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Super cute cookies! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  10. Lori @ RecipeGirl on February 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I simply must make these next year. You forgot one… I saw this last year on a conversation heart: “Tweet Me!”


  11. oureyeseatfirst on February 14, 2011 at 10:44 am

    “you rock” !!


  12. Kate @ on February 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I love the messages!


  13. Jenny Flake on February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Love these, I had a friend pass out little bags of these yesterday and I thought they are just the cutest cookies ever!


  14. sweets2share / Trine on February 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

    How cute ever :)

    I love them all !


  15. bridget {bake at 350} on February 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Love these, especially “You Rock!” I had cookies all made to make conversation hearts last night and NEVER got to them. :)


  16. Foodies on the Fly on February 14, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Those cookies look delish! Perfect handwriting!


  17. Lindsey @ Burn Me Not on February 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

    These are gorgeous! I would gladly take one of these cookies over thousands of the little candy pieces. :)


  18. Pudding Pie Lane on February 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Aww, these are so cute! I remember those love heart sweets, I wish people still gave these around :)


  19. Christine on February 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Something to feed your chocolate/peanut butter addiction. I am making these today for my husband, who shares your love. :)


  20. Alisa Fleming on February 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    This has to be the cutest Valentine’s day cookie idea ever!


  21. irena on February 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  22. Michelle on February 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Aww, these are so sweet!


  23. carri on February 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    way cute!!


  24. Tracy on February 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    These are so much fun! Love ’em!


  25. Adam on February 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, these look great! It seems so simple which means it isn’t (for someone like me atleast :)). Whenever I see things like this it reminds me how terrible I am at decorating anything :).


  26. Katrina on February 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Love them! So adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing :)


  27. The Farmers Wife on February 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Adorable cookies! I was going to make some just like this for today, and ended up entertaining uninvited guests all weekend instead. Enjoy some for me!


  28. Paula on February 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Lovely cookies and your *printing* is awesome as are your colour choices.


  29. Cookin' Canuck on February 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    These are fantastic, Michelle! My kids have been enjoying sifting through their conversation hearts and finding the ones that amuse them the most. They would love these cookies.


  30. Leslie on February 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Very cute! Love the throwback cookies


  31. Fuji Mama on February 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Gotta love a good throw-back! These are SO cute!


  32. Courtney on February 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Absolutely adorable, prefect handwriting!


  33. Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner on February 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    These are GORGEOUS! :) LOVE THE <3's! :)


  34. A Bowl Of Mush on February 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Aww these are so pretty! Happy V Day! :)


  35. Amy at TheSceneFromMe on February 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Your icing decorating is perfect! Very nice!


  36. Andrea on February 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm



  37. Belinda @zomppa on February 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    You’re bringing new to old school – love it!


  38. Fran {The Flavorful Fork} on February 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Aw! These are so sweet. Wish I had such a steady hand with the icing! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.


  39. Lauren on February 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I really REALLY wish my cookies came out like this!!! I used your recipe and tips to make the football jersey cookies with royal icing for a Super Bowl party…and I definitely think it’s going to take more practice. Everyone loved the cookies but they looked like they were iced by a child, haha. Practice makes perfect I suppose…absolutely beautiful cookies!


  40. CaSaundra on February 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Decorating cookies like that takes some serious talent! Great job :-)


  41. Sandra on February 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Way better than the candies!


  42. Bren on February 16, 2011 at 10:24 am

    oh my goodness, i loooove these! how cute! i’m not all that into baking but i’d have a blast making these! nice to have found your blog! now following.


  43. Christine on November 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    FYI: Your beautiful heart sugar cookie image is being used to sell products on Etsy. Store is Mariescookiesandmore and can be found at
    I thought you could contact the store owner or Etsy to resolve this issue.


  44. stephanie on February 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Has anyone actually eaten these and tried them?


  45. Tonya Eader on February 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    What did you all use to do the writing with. Did you use royal icing. I did and it was all runny. I love the red lettering you used how did you do that? I just can’t figure it out


    • Michelle on February 15th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Tonya, I did use royal icing. Just make sure that you get the consistency right!


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