Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Olive You! (Martini & Olive Valentine Cookies)

Olive you!

I've made these martini cookies before, but they needed an update (and new pictures).  And they needed giant olives....with heart-shaped pimientos. 
{Because nothing says "Valentine" like a heart-shaped pimiento.}

The idea came from a Valentine card that I gave Mr. E a few years ago.
{Sure sign cookies have taken over your life?  Everything you see becomes a cookie.}

To make the martinis, you'll need:
 
With a #2 tip, outline the cookies in white.

Reserve some piping consistency red icing.  Thin the pink and remaining red icing with water, a teaspoon at a time, stirring until it reaches the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dish towel and set aside.

After several minutes, stir the icings gently with a rubber spatula to pop and air bubbles that have risen to the surface.  Transfer to squeeze bottles.
Flood most of the martini glass with the thinned pink icing, leaving a little room at the top.

Flood the top of the glass and the bottom of the stem in white.  Use a toothpick to guide to the edges.

Let sit 1 hour.
Using a #1 tip, pipe the arrow swizzle stick.

With the #12 tip, pipe the olive with avocado icing.

Directly on top of the olive, pipe a heart with the red icing.

Let dry overnight before packaging.

♥Cheers, you guys!  Happy Valentine's WEEK! ♥

69 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable honey...what a great idea! Have a great night. Kori xoxo

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  2. These are simply adorable! Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. Love the heart-shaped pimientos:)

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  4. These are too cute! the olive with the heart is just perfect! great idea! Happy Valentine's!

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  5. These are so cute! I love your creativity.

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  6. These are just to fabulous!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. The heart shaped pimento is my favorite part.

    Soooo funny about thinking in "cookies"...I was just thinking earlier how I do that in "cupcakes"!!

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  7. What really fun cookies! I love olives and the "olive you" really great!

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  8. wish u the same,cookies look too cute

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  9. Cute! I don't drink and I hate olives but these are dern cute!

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  10. OMG - these are darling! These cookies would brighten any Valentine's Day!

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  11. So creative. These are adorable. That's a great idea.

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  12. These are just way too cute. They would make a Valentine's Day scrooge smile.

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  13. Well darn if these aren't the cutest.

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  14. Cheers to the cutest cookie decorator!

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  15. Adorable! Love the heart shaped pimento!

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  16. These are so cute! I always say "olive you" to my husband..now I can make some cookies that say it too!

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  17. Your handwriting is amazing on these!

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  18. Olive my love to you and yours this Valentine's day! These cookies are so very darling!

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  19. So cute and original! Nice break from all the pink!

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  20. I just love these, Bridget. When my husband and I were dating he'd always tease and say, "Olive you," or "olive juice."

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  21. These are just tooooooo cute, Bridget! Excellent work. You've got a lucky valentine :)

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  22. Olive you, Bridget!!! These are awesome and I can't wait to make them!

    Now how about some packing tips? I need to ship some cookies and have never done that before.

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  23. Aw, so cute Bridget!! You never cease to amaze me with your awesome cookies!

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  24. These are gorgeous! ZYou are so creative and remarkably talented!

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  25. Happy Valentine!!! Those are so cute! I love the play of words (olive you). I will try it on my husband to see if he gets it :).

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  26. These are just too cute for words.

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  27. ADORABLE!!!! I love it. These would be so fun at a party.

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  28. Cutest Valentine's cookies EVER. PERIOD.

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  29. You are incredible! I only recently discovered your site and I am in AWE!!! These are easily, hands down . . . THE. CUTEST. COOKIES. EVER. (or at least until your next batch of adorableness!)

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  31. These are super cute Bridget! Love your creativity...

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  32. So cute! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

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  33. I love these! Way too cute! Thank you for sharing these creative cookies! :) I definitely need to try and make them!

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  34. Your writing is perfection!!! ANd those cookies are AWESOME!!!! I LOVE how creative and fun they are... you knocked these out of the park girl!!!

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  35. These are so cute! I wouldn't mind downing a few with my later afternoon coffee right about now. =)

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  36. So adorable and so creative! I love the pimento!

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  37. Olive you, too. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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  38. Very cute! I love the olive with the heart on it.

    Kelly

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  39. Amazing! I love the arrow swizzle stick, such a nice touch. These are so much fun!

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  40. "Olive" these! (Okay, too corny.) ;-) These are just lovely!!

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  41. CUTE! The olive with the heart shaped pimento is priceless!

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  42. totally awesome! love the olive in the martini glass!!!!

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  44. ACK! Oh. So. Cute! I am waiting and waiting for an order to get to me on my little island that has meringue powder in it, so I can finally attempt to make cookies as gorgeous as yours (note the word "attempt"). Love these too too much! Beautiful!

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  45. Cute, cute, CUTE! I love that little heart on the olive!

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  46. We used to mouth "Olive Juice" to people in kindergarten and laugh when they would guess we were saying I Love You ;) Such a funny memory!
    Cute, cute cookies!

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  47. SO VERY CUTE! Great photos! Plus the recipe looks divine. We'd love for you to share your recipe at dishfolio.com!

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  48. these are adorable, I love them.

    Great tutorial!

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  49. Next step is to get real martini's with a cookie taste!

    Good work

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  50. OLIVE YOU TOO!
    Really I do!
    Those martinis are beyond adorable!
    Only you my dear!
    Only you!
    I really really wish you and kiddo and Mr. E and the two furry kitties would haul off and move to Bainbridge!!!!!
    Happy Happy LOVE weekend!
    xo

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  51. OLIVE these cookies ;) Happy Vday:)

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  52. Your blog is just what I was looking for! I came over from Janette's Sage after she made some awesome cookies for her little boy's Valentines party at school. She used your recipe and learned tips from you.

    So here I am!

    I'm going to subscribe so I won't miss anything. Thank you for sharing all of your tips and advice with us.

    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  53. I just love dropping by to see what you are up to. Double LOVE these cookies. You are the bestest in my book!

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  54. These are absolutely adorable!!!!

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  55. My daughters name is Olive. Got this link from a friend. This.will definitely be one of the husbands valentines treats!

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  56. luv these cookies--especially the peanuts x-mas ornament
    cookies & olive wine glass valentine cookies!!!!

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  57. I heard it's actually Olive juice... :)

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