It's not necessary to reinvent the wheel when it comes to making new sugar cookies. For my first round of Valentine's Day sugar cookies this year, I went with the easiest technique imaginable. Dots! Piping royal icing dots is not the hardest thing for anyone of any skill. What's more, if you want to make quick work of your Valentine's Day cookies don't flood them. Bake pristine sugar cookies in a range of heart shapes, and then quickly ice them with dots. Note: every cookie was decorated with a #2 piping tip. This pink milk glass platter shows the the variety of shapes and designs I am referring to. Here's a sampling of the cookie cutters I ended up using for this project. If you don't own a set of these French de Buyer heart cookie cutters, I highly recommend them. I like the range of sizes they come in, the fact that they're deep and made of strong plastic. Easy to maintain, the cutters get used every single year.