Ruffled Heart Cookies Tutorial

Whether you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or both, heart cookies are always a fun treat to make. These cookies have that classic heart shape, but have an added sense of flair with a ruffled, ribbon-like border. I’ll show you how to use certain piping tips to create that ruffled effect.

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Category: Dessert


  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Heart shaped cookie cutters
  • Buttercream
  • Food coloring
  • Offset spatula
  • Different colored sugar sprinkles
  • Several small bowls
  • Piping bags
  • Piping tips
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper


  1. Prepare sugar cookie dough and cut into various heart shapes. Bake cookies as directed.
  2. While cookies cool, prepare the buttercream as directed.
  3. Use an offset spatula to frost each cookie.
  4. Fill each small bowl with different sugar sprinkles.
  5. Turn each cookie upside down and carefully place them in the sprinkles so that the sprinkles adhere to the frosting.
  6. Spoon more sprinkles over the cookies to fully cover the buttercream and gently shake off any excess sprinkles.
  7. Place piping tip in piping bag and fill with buttercream.
  8. Hold the piping bag so that the outside of the tip aligns with the edge of the cookie and does not hang past the edge of the cookie. From the top right side of the heart, slowly begin to apply pressure to the bag as you move the bag up and down slightly to create ripples in the frosting, similar to a ruffled ribbon. Turn the cookie as you go until you reach the bottom right side of the heart.
  9. From the bottom left side of the heart, slowly begin to apply pressure to the bag again as you turn the cookie once more until you reach the top again.

Keywords: heart, cookies, ruffled, valentine's day, tutorial

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