In this post, I will show you how I made some faux heart cookies with fake jam filling for Valentine decorating. I used air dry clay, craft paint, mod podge, some instant coffee, and cinnamon to create the cutout cookies.
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Make the Heart Shaped Cookies:
I used air dry clay to make the cookies. When you are working with the air dry clay, be sure to seal the package back up after taking some clay out.
I took a softball sized amount of clay out of the package and rolled it out with my rolling pin to about 1/4″ thickness and then I started cutting out the heart cookies.
For each cookie, I cut one large heart and a second large heart with a small heart cut out of the middle. These two pieces will be glued together after they are dry.
You can ball up the excess clay and re-roll it just like you would with real cookie dough.
My cookies curled a little while they were drying. If I make them again, I will check frequently while they dry to re-flatten them.
Paint the Cookies:
The next step is to paint the heart cookies. I painted mine with Folk Art vintage white paint. Make sure you get the edges and the backs of the cookies painted!
Assemble the Faux Cookies:
After the paint is dry, it is time to assemble the faux cookies. After matching up the cookies, I applied craft glue to the cookie with a cutout in the middle and gently placed it on top of the solid heart cookie.
Unfortunately, I did break a couple of the top cookies during this process, but I was still able to use them. I applied more paint around the cracks to help disguise the cracked areas.
Even after repainting, you could still see some of the cracks but I didn’t mind because when making this type of edible cookies, the cookies sometimes crack.
“Bake” the Heart Cookies:
This next step gives the cookies a baked appearance and a nice scent. I poured out some Mod Podge in a matte finish into a paint tray and mixed in some instant coffee granules. The more instant coffee you add, the darker the cookies will be.
Paint this mixture onto the cookies. It doesn’t need to be painted in the cutout heart area but it won’t hurt if some gets in there.
While the mixture is still wet, sprinkle some cinnamon over the cookie. I used my fingers to sprinkle it as my cinnamon container has big sprinkle holes.
Don’t forget to apply the mixture to the back of the cookies too!
Add the Jam Filling to the Cookies:
After the cookies were dry, I added some faux jam to the middle of the cookies.
I mixed the paint and Mod Podge in about equal amounts and then sprinkled in some instant coffee granules. Then I generously scooped the faux jam into the middle of the cookies. After the jam dries, the cookies are finished.
I hope you enjoyed this faux heart cookie tutorial. You might also like our other craft tutorials.