How to Make Rose Valentine Cookies :: 14 Days of Sweet Valentine Ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you're stumped as to what to give your loved ones, these sweet & simple Valentine rose cookies would be perfect for your sweetheart or for friends and family. They may look difficult to make, but with a few tips, you'll  easily be able to create these sweet treats!

To make these, you'll need:

If you need some more guidance, a good place to start is with this Cookie Decorating Tutorial, and two videos on Icing Consistency and How to Pipe Icing Lines. For a tutorial on how to make gumpaste or fondant leaves, click here. (These are just a little smaller and have a different line pattern in the leaf. Please see list above for leaf cutter set).

Making Rose Valentine Cookies

1a) Flood your heart cookies with pink royal icing. Let them dry overnight. If you'd like some more information on how to flood cookies, click here; How to Flood Cookies with Royal Icing

1b) Make your red stencilling icing a little bit thicker than flood icing by adding some icing sugar. When you drag a knife through the surface of the icing, it will basically still hold it's shape.

1c) Place your stencil on the base of dry royal icing. (See pictorial below).

2) Pipe your icing onto the stencil using a #4 piping tip (other sizes are fine too).

3) Cover only the rose with the red icing.

4) Using an offset spatula, lightly scrape the icing off the stencil.

5) Quickly lift the stencil away from the cookie.

6) Pipe dots around the perimeter of the heart with a #1 piping tip.

7) Once the rose is dry, place the clean stencil back on the cookie, and add the brown icing for the stem.

8) Using an offset spatula, lightly scrape the icing off the stencil.

9) Add two dots of brown icing for the leaves.

10) Add the leaves and press in place with a toothpick.

11) If you'd like to add a little more detail, pipe lines on the edges of the rose shape. Let your cookies dry and enjoy!

Have fun decorating and Happy (early) Valentine's Day to you!





  1. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more


    just adorable, I have so wanted to try stenciling, may have to do it soon.

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  2. Carrie, A Sweet Spot: Home


    What absolutely lovely cookies!! I can see them as a lovely addition to a Valentine's Day menu, but what instantly jumped out at me was how perfect they'd be as part of a Beauty and the Beast inspired party!! A very versatile cookie! :)

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    • Marian (Sweetopia)


      You know, I never thought of that, but what a great idea! Thanks @Carrie!

  3. Rowaida Flayhan


    Wow wow gorgeous cookies love it Marian!

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  4. Julie


    Love these cookies. Thanks for the tips on how to make them:)

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  5. Alice Soepboer


    Thanks for sharing, what a tasty touch to add to valentine's day.

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  6. Maria


    wow.... I love these cookies. The rose is my favourite flower, perfect gift. Soooo special!
    thank you for sharing all your talents.
    Happy Valentines.

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  7. Glory/ Glorious Treats


    So gorgeous Marian!! I love these!!

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  8. Kerri


    Beautiful Marian!!

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  9. Sar Tann


    Absolutely Gorgeous and IMPRESSIVE cookies. Amazing. :)

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  10. Ana M.


    Thankkkkks a lot for your great ideas and steps doing this beautiful cookies! always good to have more tools to apply and improve our treats!!!!! I Love it!!!!

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  11. Marian (Sweetopia)


    Thank YOU for your comments! I hope you try these and have lots of fun!

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  12. Kimberly


    Absoltely gorgeous! I would love to be able to do this and now perhaps I can. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  13. Scarlet


    Great tutorial. Beautiful cookies and I bet they taste just as delicious as they do look.

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  14. FestivePartyGirl


    Perfection! These are just so pretty.

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  15. Imane


    Hi, it is so beautiful... I'm a new baker and loved the stencil idea, would you please tell me where can I buy this stencil... Thank you in advance,

    Best regards,


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