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Broken Heart Cookies

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 20
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These cookies look like broken conversation heart candies -- but the fun part is that you add the sentiment! Make it "MEH" or "NO WAY" or "WHATEVER" ... or, whatever!
by: Sugar and Charm
Updated May 16, 2022
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  • 1 pouch (6.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg (per package directions)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (per package directions)

Royal Icing

  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 8 tablespoons warm water (more or less, depending on consistency)
  • Pastels food colors for cookies + red for writing, or as desired


  • 1
    Make cookie dough as directed on package. Roll out dough and cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. With a sharp knife, cut a crack into each heart to look like a broken heart. Bake as directed on package, until edges are golden brown, about 8 - 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove from oven and reshape gently, if needed. (Tip: You can use your cookie cutter to reshape the warm cookies.) Allow to cool completely.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make the frosting. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add powdered sugar and meringue powder to mixer bowl. On medium speed, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is achieved. You want the frosting to be thin enough to melt within the outline of the cookie, but not so thin that it runs over the edges. If too thick, add warm water a teaspoon at a time to thin. If too thin, add powdered sugar to thicken.
  • 4
    Divide the frosting into plastic food bags. Add food coloring to each bag as desired. For the look of conversation heart candy, use pink, lavender, white and yellow plus red for the writing. Using a piping bag and small circle tips, frost the cookies. Allow to set and then use the red to write sentiments on the cookies.
  • 5
    Ideas for anti-Valentine's Day sentiments: Nah, No Way, Whatever, Single Ladies, Meh ... or whatever your heart dreams up!

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More About This Recipe

  • Like conversation heart cookies, but you get to make up the sayings! Go ahead ... let it all out! Some say Valentine's Day is just for the lovers, but why can't the single people have some fun too? We've all been there. Nothing helps heal a broken heart or being single on the biggest love day of the year like sweets. So on that note, we're mixing things up a bit with these Broken Heart Cookies, complete with messages that you write yourself. These cookies will bring a smile to your face and a maybe even few giggles from your friends. Perfect for co-workers, and if you get the nerve to send them to an ex, these delicious bites of sarcasm are easy to make and may even help you get over it. Be careful, though – they're tasty and might get you a date or two despite yourself! If you need some help thinking of sayings, think opposite of the conversation heart candies – stuff like: Meh Single Ladies Nah Whatever No Way ...or any little pearl of sarcastic wisdom you want to get off your chest! These are just a whole lot of playful fun. So go ahead and enjoy Valentine's Day ... your way!
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