Valentine’s Day Marbled Icing


Marbled icing is a fun new(ish) trend that dresses up the normal icing on your cookies a little bit. It is easy to customize and can be done for any special occasion.

I wanted to use this technique to take my Valentine’s Day Cut Out Cookies to the next level!

For Valentine’s Day cookies, I used white icing, with red, pink and purple food coloring to make the marbled colors. It looks harder to achieve than it actually is. I was surprised at how easy this was to do.

To create the product seen in the picture above, I put white icing in a dish and added the food coloring on top. Be sure that your cookies are fully cooled before you begin to decorate so the icing does not run off the sides and the cookies are sturdy in texture.


To get the red and pink tones, I used McCormick Neon Food Coloring. I started with 10-15 drops of food coloring.

Take a toothpick and move it back and forth along the top of the icing to get the pattern you wish to use. See the picture below to see what my icing looked like before starting to dunk the cookies.


You can add extra colors if you wish as well. It can be done with multiple colors at once to get a different effect.

Next, take a cookie and put the top into the icing and carefully pull it out.


Once you pull the cookies out they will look something like the pattern in the icing below. You can use the toothpick to add more to the design if you wish.


Hope that this takes your Valentine’s Day cookies to the next level!






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