Love is in the air and who can resist a bite to eat when playing a game? Why not combine the two and make some tasty tokens of affection when playing Love Letter? These little letters are small, sweet and easy to make so tuck in!
– 125g Butter
– 125g Caster Sugar
– 1 Medium Egg
– 1tsp Vanilla Extract
– 250g Plain Flour
– Ready roll white fondant icing
– small amount of ready roll yellow fondant icing
– small amount of ready roll red fondant icing //
or some heart shaped cake sprinkles
– Apricot Jam
Soft Peak Royal Icing
– 250g Icing Sugar
– 1 Medium Egg White
– 1tsp Rose Extract
(be careful too much rose extract can be overpowering and sickly sweet)
1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy then add the egg and vanilla, mixing again.
4. Sift the flour in and mix until it just starts forming a ball.
5. Start kneading by hand until smooth.
6. Divide dough in half (easier to work with)
7. Roll out onto a floured surface and use a rectangle cutter to cut 9 shapes out of each half of the dough. (18 in total)
8. Place all rectangles on trays lined with baking parchment.
9. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until light golden brown.
10. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.
11. At this point I roughly mixed some yellow fondant into the white to make it look like yellowing parchment – your choice.
12. Roll out the fondant icing on a surface sprinkled with icing sugar.
13. Using the same cutter cut out 18 rectangles to match your baked cookies.
14. I used apricot jam, smoothed a little over the cookies, to secure the fondant in place.
15. Now make up the royal icing by putting all the ingredients in a small bowl and mixing well – it can take a while. If too stiff add a little drop of water at a time and mix again until it is soft and pipeable.
16. Pop into a piping bag with a small round hole piping nozzle and pipe a letter outline around each cookie.
17. Decorate with heart sprinkles, to hand-make use a tiny heart icing cutter on red fondant icing and leave out to harden.
(I also made some small heart biccies from the leftover dough and red fondant icing. They look cute and add to the games theme – but they will bake a lot quicker than the rectangles, so don’t make my mistake and burn them!!!)
If you want a handy A4 printable recipe sheet, click here – Love Letter Cookies Recipe
These pictures also show my handmade rose tokens of affection to replace the boring little red cubes. I used my sugarcraft skills to make little roses from glittery red Fimo instead of icing sugar. I absolutely adore them and think they are a great and personal way to bling up our Love Letter game.