Friday, February 8, 2013

Chevron Cookie Heart Tutorial!

You want to freak me out?

As in 'kick-a-chair-and-mutter-bad-words-under-my-breath' freak me out?

Ask me to make chevron cookies.





Ugh.

Nothing against chevron.

Love it on a pillow for my sofa, a nice apple green would be great.
A scarf would be fabulous, adds a splash of fun to any outfit.


But on a cookie...it's all my perfectionist nightmares rolled into one.

The spacing of the points.
The width between the rows.

Ugh.

(but I found a little trick, and I think it worked...wanna see?)




I found a little tool from one of my favorite Etsy stores, Plastics in Print.







Although it's technically a cutter, I used it as a stamp.

Plastics in Print makes it in a few different widths/thicknesses, I chose the original.




(All these steps were done BEFORE the cookie was baked)




I drew a line down the middle of the heart as a guide for keeping my points centered.







Started at the bottom, pushing just enough to make an impression...







...and just eased it on up.







All ready for baking!







Look!

Chevron!!!







Then it was just a matter of outlining...

I put a little dab of red in some rows to remind myself that I wanted to start and finish with red.







Everything looks more glamorous with some sparkles, don't you think?!







I am happy to report that no chairs were abused in the making of these cookies.


Happy Chevroning!!!



Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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47 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! Easier than doing it after the cookie is baked. Wooohoo!! Thanks!!--Katy

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  2. These are too cute!! ...&I agree everything does look more glamorous with some sparkles! ;) Love it!! Thanks for sharing:)

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  3. Great tutorial! You made chevrons so stress-free!

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  4. Love these cookies!! Such a great idea!!

    Nonny

    www.notionsfromnonny.blogspot

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  5. You are my saving grace...I am constantly asked by customers to make chevron cookies...it's such a love/hate relationship with them...you obviously are as much of a perfectionist as I am...I want them all to be perfect and it's always such a challenge! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this tip! Your work is top-notch, lady! :) <3 Susan, The Tailored Cookie

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    1. ;). Glad to know I'm not the only one with chevron phobia!

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  6. They turned out wonderfully!! They look so yummy too and I love the sparkle too.

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  7. Your chevrons are perfect! I have a chevron cutter from PIP but haven't used it yet. I love using cutters to make guides on cookies. I would have never thought to mark a center line. Awesome tip :)

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    1. I really should have taken a picture of the one I stamped before I made the center line!

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  8. So, how neat is THAT?!!!! I'll have to get one of those plastic chevron cutters!!! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

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  9. I LOVE this....have been very timid about even THINKING about chevrons...these definitely work.... and Easter eggs are coming which are the original chevron patterns that I remember.....ah....easier to think about now! Yeah!!!! Blessings, Donna B.

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  10. WOW! These are so stunning! So perfect! I want to attempt them, but worry they won't turn out as pretty as yours. I love the glitter as well! Thanks so much for sharing your idea! It's been pinned. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Ugh, I've been wanting to do chevron cookies for a while but haven't gotten up the motivation yet. I definitely need the PIP cutter! Now, how did you keep those little spaces of icing from collapsing? I've been thinking about investing in a dehydrator for that reason but haven't done it yet.

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  12. Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

    http://polkadotpretties.com/2012/12/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-16/

    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties x

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  13. Gorgeous and I love how you thought of a way to do it with a cutter! Awesome=)

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  14. Hi Lizzy! Which number cutter is that? I see they have 5 sizes. Thanks!

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    1. I used Chevron #1, the 'original'. It's 4" by 5/16!

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  15. Beautiful!! As usual :)

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  16. I love that PIP imprint cutter! I have some to make this week for a baby shower and can't wait to use mine.
    thanks for sharing all the tips and your cookies are adorable as always..

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  17. WOW!!!!! They must have been so hard to make, but they are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And I love that little tool!

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  18. They look great. Do you sugar first and the go back for second color or other way around?
    K

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  19. wow!! love these!! fantastic!!

    would love it if you would share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

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  20. What a fabulous idea. I am inspired!! Bring on chevron Easter eggs next!!!

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  21. ok so you freaked me out with these flippin' awesome cookies!

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  22. Wow. These are amazing. Great tutorial and great idea to use that cookie cutter as an impression. These cookies are adorable. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  23. These are gorgeous! I've had a hard time trying to get my chevron cookies even and perfectly angular! You have such a great technique to do that! Love it on the hearts too!

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  24. Amazing! do you use royal icing? They look sooooo cute!

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  25. Wow, these are perfect, great tool to make them. Chevrons are so popular right now, the cookies are definitely a hit.

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  26. LOVE!!!! Such fun cookies and such a brilliant idea!

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  27. these are amazing! Love, love the chevron. I'd love for you to come over to Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky party and share your fun idea Party closes Tuesday evening!
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-4/

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  28. absolutely fantastic as usual!!! thanks for sharing at our Monday Funday party! Featuring these today on our facebok page Elizabeth!! Always love having you! ;)

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  29. Gorgeous and such a great idea! Even stripes drive me crazy sometimes b/c I desperately want them to be perfectly spaced which is pretty tough. Way to go and super glamorous!

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  30. Amazing! They look too pretty to eat!

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  31. I love anything chevron and these cookies are great for Valentines

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  32. fabulous idea! i think i know what i'm doing tonight:)

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  33. These are so adorable! Way above my skill level, but they are really beautiful! Good work!

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  34. I found you from a linky party. I love this and have pinned this tutorial to my Chevrons Pinterest board. Read my post and see my Pinterest link through:
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2013/02/panini.html

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  35. Loved this post! What a great idea. They ended up looking so darn cute and yummy :)

    You're always welcome to link up on the weekends @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you there!

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  36. Love these cookies. I am currently obsessed with Chevrons. Thank you for sharing Lizy.
    Leslie :)

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  37. Thanks for the great tutorial. I have yet to try chevron because it scares the OCD out of me.

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  38. Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. Kathy

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