Cupid’s arrow sugar cookies

By Jennifer Fujita on December 14th, 2023
Bullseye cookies

Looking for a no-bake Valentine's Day treat? These Cupid's Arrow Sugar Cookies hit the mark...or, target. Start with pre-made sugar cookies, and then follow our simple step-by-step instructions to create cute fondant circles that look look like a bull's eye target when stacked. Top each cookie with an adorable paper straw arrow to complete this Cupid-worthy treat.

Yield: 12 cookies

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Bullseye cookies


  • 12 Pre-made round sugar cookies
  • Jar of marshmallow crème or marshmallow fluff
  • 1 lb. bag Powdered sugar
  • Red food colouring
  • Drinking glasses or round cookie cutters of decreasing size


  1. Spoon the marshmallow crème into the bowl of a food processor. Add powdered sugar and pulse until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  2. Remove a fourth of the fondant and shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. Add a few drops of food colouring to the remaining fondant to create a light pink colour; pulse to combine, and then remove another fourth of fondant from the mixture in the food processor. Wrap and set aside.
  4. Repeat Step 3 twice more with the remaining fondant to create a darker pink and a red colour.
  5. Roll out the red fondant on a flat surface to ⅛-inch thickness. Add small amounts of powdered sugar to prevent sticking, if necessary. Cut out rounds of various sizes from fondant and set aside.
  6. Repeat Step 5 with the lighter shades of fondant.
  7. Layer fondant circles atop sugar cookies to form a bull’s-eye pattern, rolling layers together evenly to adhere.

Optional: Decorative arrows

  1. To make the arrows, start with purchased paper straws in Valentine’s Day colours.
  2. Cut 3 small triangles from scrapbook paper for each straw.
  3. Fringe one long edge on each triangle.
  4. Cut slits in 3 sides of each straw and insert the non-fringed side of each paper triangle into a slit.
  5. Then add the straws to the centres of your bull’s-eye cookies.

Jennifer Fujita
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Artistic style: Easy peasy
Inspiration: A family of good cooks and big eaters!
Happy place: Cooking in my kitchen with the music blaring.
Favourite project or work of art: Any art you can eat