This Heart-Shaped Cookie Wreath is the perfect whimsical dessert for Valentine’s Day or a romantic dinner! A delicious centerpiece for the whole family!
Edible Valentine’s Wreath
If you are looking for an edible centerpiece for your next Valentine’s Day party or tea party, this is a fun one! Made with cake cookies, conversation hearts, and frosting, this Heart-Shaped Cookie Wreath is an easy dessert that you can share with all of your guests or just your sweetheart.
You may be used to making cornflake wreaths when looking for no-bake Christmas cookies, but you may not have thought of a Valentine wreath before. At least not one that you plan to eat! Don’t reserve your edible wreaths to only cornflake Christmas wreath cookies during the holiday season. There are holiday parties all year long, so spread it out a bit!
The best part about this holiday wreath is that it is made with only a handful of ingredients. You can find each of these simple ingredients at your local grocery store and other than the eggs, they are all shelf stable.
Made with an easy twist on a sugar cookie, this is one of those easy recipes that can dress up a dessert table. Using a large Christmas cookie plate, place this DIY Valentine’s Day wreath in the center of your holiday table and add some other fun items around it.
If you plan to make this heart wreath at different times during the year, I highly suggest buying some boxes of Valentine’s conversation hearts in late January or early February. They are more difficult to find later in the year, but they make this wreath a lot more fun. You want people to be able to walk by and graze on the classic cookies and candy.
Cookie Wreath Recipe
How To Make:
1 box white cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tub hot pink frosting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or wax paper. If you don’t have any available, cover your ungreased cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the white cake mix and flour.
Add the eggs and vegetable oil to the flour mixture, combining well. You may find this easiest using a hand mixer on low speed or mixing this cookie recipe in the bowl of a stand mixer.
You will want to make all of your cookies the same size, so if you have a small cookie scoop, take that out at this point. If you don’t have one, use a tablespoon.
Scoop out balls of cookie dough one by one and use your hands to gently roll each into a ball. Place each of the cookie dough balls on the baking sheet a few inches apart from each other.
You should have 18 – 20 cookies when you are done, but you need to have at least 12 to make the heart.
Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, making sure that everything looks cooked through.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely on the baking sheet or a wire cooling rack.
Once the cookies have cooled, arrange 12 cookies on a large platter in the shape of a heart. You can make a smaller heart on a smaller platter with the other cookies if you have enough.
Attach a star frosting tip to a piping bag and fill the bag with pink frosting. Gently squeeze the frosting out of the bag in a circular motion onto each cookie (like in the photo). Repeat this with all of the cookies.
If you don’t have a star tip or pastry bags, move your frosting into a plastic baggie and cut a small tip off the end to create a makeshift pastry bag.
Fill in the middle of your wreath shape with Valentine’s conversation candy hearts from your local store (CVS and Walgreens should both carry them in January and February), and you’ve created your Heart-Shaped Cookie Wreath!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container or on a plate wrapped tightly with plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days. Place any leftover conversation hearts in a Ziploc bag.
Can I Use A Different Color Frosting?
Yes! You may want to try to pair the frosting color with one of the colors of your conversation hearts, but use whatever color and flavor you prefer. This is your holiday cookie wreath, so it should reflect you.
I Can’t Find Conversation Hearts – What Should I Use?
If you can’t find conversation hearts, fill the middle of your cookie wreath with another no-bake treat. You can use Hershey’s Kisses, pink Starburst, multi-colored Nerds, Red Hot candies, pink and red M&M’s, mini M&M’s, Lindor Truffles, jellybeans, or any other candy that you enjoy. The best way to fill this cookie heart is with what you think will work best for the audience.
Are You Looking For More Fun Valentine’s Day Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Pink Heart Chocolate Pretzels
- Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cookies
- Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies
- Red Velvet Kiss Cookies
- Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day Cookies
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If you plan to make this wreath at different times during the year, I highly suggest buying some boxes of Valentine's conversation hearts in late January or early February. They are more difficult to find during the year, but they make this wreath a lot more fun. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
If you plan to make this wreath at different times during the year, I highly suggest buying some boxes of Valentine's conversation hearts in late January or early February. They are more difficult to find during the year, but they make this wreath a lot more fun.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.