I’ve been putting these arrow valentines together in my head for quite some time now, and I’m so happy about the way that it all came together! They were really fun to make, and they’ll be even more fun to give away to friends!
*my camera took a turn for the worst right in the middle of crafting this project today! I’d like to thank my iphone and Alison for letting me borrow her camera so I could make this post happen!
Edible Arrow Valentines
First start by making your sugar cookies with a heart shaped cookie cutter. I made mine pink by adding a little red food coloring to the dough. I love Peppermint Plumb’s sugar cookie recipe because the cookies turn out so soft and delicious! They are also light weight, which is good for making these arrows.
While your cookies are baking, you can get started making the feathers for the end of the arrows. Open up the Airheads and, using kitchen sheers, cut them either in half, or 3/4 of the way down, depending on how long or short you want them. cut slits at a diagonal to mimic feathers, and round the edges so it’s not as rectangular. Get creative! The Airheads are perfect for feathers because there is that natural line down the middle that gives the feathers a nice detail! You can also shape how you’d like. Set aside.
Melt the almond bark on the stove on low heat, stirring often. Once it’s all melted, use the almond bark as a “glue” for your feathers and cookies. Spoon about a teaspoon of almond bark onto the pretzels and place the feathers where you’d like them. I had to do one at a time. Make sure to arrange the feathers (airheads) on how you like them before gluing on the pretzel. Once your feathers are in tact and the almond bark is dry, fasten your cookies to the pretzel by spooning almond bark (glue) onto the back of the cookie and placing the pretzel in position. (see photo). Allow to dry.
Decorate cookies! I used a simple royal icing recipe because I like the way it hardens.
Have fun with this project! I’d love to see how yours turns out!