Easy Pixel Heart Cookies

by Jennifer on January 24, 2013

in Sugar Cookies, Valentine's Day Desserts

Easy Pixel Heart Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

In the survey results so far (thanks to everyone who completed one, by the way – it’s not too late and you could win an Amazon gift card!), you guys love geeky desserts the most! Which warms my little, geekilicious heart.

I decided to appease the gods (my readers!) with some easy pixel cookies for your best lady or lad for Valentine’s Day. These aren’t the crazy complicated, yet super awesome pixel cookies that I’ve made before. These are quick and easy thanks to Wilton color spray! I got this technique idea from Britt at Lovin’ from the Oven, who got it from Candy Bar Cupcakes

Easy Pixel Heart Cookies

Supplies:

  • Heart shaped cookies
  • Royal icing, tinted light red and light pink (20 second consistency, or outline and flood – your preference)
  • Pastry bags, couplers, and #2-3 size tip
  • Wilton Color Mist in red and pink (or an airbrush, if you have one)
  • A thin piece of cardboard, and exacto knife, and a little patience

1. Let’s start with the template. Draw a grid on a piece of thin cardboard (you could also use a file folder). Shade in random groups of pixels, avoiding any large spaces with no shading. I thought of Tetris while shading, in terms of random shapes. Then, use an exacto knife to cut out of the shaded portions. You will be left with someone that looks like this:

Easy Pixel Heart Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

The size of your pixels will depend on the size of your cookies. Mine are 1/4 inch. Also, make sure that the entire grid will fully cover your heart cookies.

2. Cover your heart shaped cookies with light red and light pink icing (I used 20 second icing instead of making two different consistencies). Let cookies dry for several hours.

3. Cover work area with parchment paper, wax paper, something to protect your counter or table. Place cookie on surface:

Easy Pixel Heart Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Place template on top of cookie, making sure that it is as flat as possible.

Easy Pixel Heart Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Lightly spray with Wilton Color Mist. Let it dry for about 10 seconds. Remove:

Easy Pixel Heart Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

You should have something like this. Now, turn the template 90 degrees and spray again. It will look kind of like this:

Easy Pixel Heart Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

4. Let dry completely and then bestow upon the object of your affection.

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1 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel January 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

These are so so so adorable! I wish I was getting an entire batch or five batches of these puppies for Valentine’s Day!! <3

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2 Jennifer January 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Thanks, Hayley! :)

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3 Britt January 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

OHMYGOSH, Jennifer!! I’m totally geeking out over here! These are just too fabulous! I knew you would do something fantastic with this technique. Sorta gives you a whole new look on the color spray, doesn’t it?

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4 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

SO glad you like them, Britt! Thanks for the idea :) It was my first experience with the color spray and it was so fun to use! Like a poor (wo)man’s airbrush ;)

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5 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

How cool – love them! Hubby is a major tech person, and he would get a huge kick out of these!

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6 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

Thanks, Erin! :)

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7 Sue {munchkin munchies} January 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

You’ve done it again, Jennifer, with your creativity! Fabulous!

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8 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Awww, thanks so much, Sue! :)

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9 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 24, 2013 at 11:50 am

these are so cool!

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10 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

Thanks, Elizabeth! :)

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11 Patricia @ ButterYum January 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Get out of town…. how clever are you? LOVE IT!!

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12 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Thanks so much, Patricia!

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13 Mike @ Semi Sweet January 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I love the way your creative mind works!! These are incredible!! The possibilities are endless with what you can pixel-ize with this technique. I think you may have introduced us to a new, fun and easy trend!

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14 Jennifer January 25, 2013 at 8:09 am

Thanks so much, Mike! I like the pixel effect, but it can be so touch to achieve on cookies. I was so happy I stumbled upon this fun technique!

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15 Carrie's Creations January 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

adorable! and i love your geeky desserts!

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16 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Thanks, Carrie! More geeky desserts are in the works :)

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17 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me January 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Funky and easy! Love a new technique!

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18 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Thanks, Michelle! :)

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19 Miss Cuit January 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm

It looks great! Awesome design! Thank you for sharing!

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20 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Thank you! :)

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21 Paula January 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

These are cool! I’ve not had luck with the Wilton’s spray. You are quite good with it.

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22 Jennifer January 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Aww, thanks, Paula! I did have one cookie where the spray got a little gloopy, but I think it was because I used a little too much. User error on my part, I’m sure :)

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23 Amanda January 25, 2013 at 12:20 am

neat idea – these would be perfect for my husband for valentines day!

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24 Jennifer January 25, 2013 at 8:06 am

Thanks, Amanda!

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25 Krystle(Baking Beauty) January 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

What a great idea. I’m not sure mine would look as good as yours though!

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26 Jennifer January 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm

They are so easy, Krystle! :)

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27 Elizabeth January 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

These are so adorable, and I need to get to sugar cookie decorating! I’ve actually never properly decorated a sugar cookie. It needs to happen soon.

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28 Jennifer January 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thanks, Elizabeth! It takes a little bit of patience and some extra equipment, but it is so fun!

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29 Lora January 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

These are so great. Totally unusual and a great Valentine’s day treat.

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30 Jennifer January 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

Thanks so much, Lora!

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31 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 28, 2013 at 2:41 am

These are too cute and so innovative. Well done!

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32 Jennifer January 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

Thank you, Chung-Ah! :)

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33 Yvonne @ bitter baker January 30, 2013 at 12:02 am

Oh these are too awesome! Love it!

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34 Jennifer January 30, 2013 at 8:14 am

Thanks so much, Yvonne! :)

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