Valentine’s Cookies – Spend With Pennies


Valentine’s Cookies are a sweet way to show your Valentine some love!

Sugar cookie dough is a deliciously flavored canvas, perfect for transforming into an adorably cute hand-held treat with frosting, icing, and sprinkles.

Everyone loves a gift from the heart, and this recipe is a fun and easy way to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer!

Heart shaped Valentine's Day Cookies on a marble board

Cookies For Your Valentine

  • These Valentine’s Day cookies start with a perfect no fail sugar cookie recipe with a buttery vanilla flavor.
  • The dough is so easy to work with and can be cut in any shape you’d like with cookie cutters.
  • Simply bake, cool, and decorate. PRO TIP: Bake cookies in the morning and decorate in the afternoon after they are completely cooled.
  • Cookie bouquets or cookie pops are a fun Valentine’s treat, poke a lollipop stick in the base of the cookie before baking.
  • Kids love to help decorate Valentine’s Day cookies, set out icings and sprinkles and let them create and share with their friends.

Ingredients for Valentine's Cookies

Ingredients and Variations

COOKIE DOUGH – This is a basic sugar cookie dough made with flour, butter, sugar and egg. We use vanilla as the flavoring (I prefer clear vanilla in this recipe). Swap the vanilla for another extract to change the flavor, almond extract is another favorite!

DECORATIONS – The cutest cookies are made with red and pink heart-shaped candies or sprinkles. We use this Sugar Cookie Icing recipe for icing the tops of the cookies but add your own frostings and Valentine’s sprinkles or even edible silver or gold glitter.blending ingredients to make Valentines Day Cookies

 

How to Make Valentine’s Cookies

It’s super fun and easy to make this extra special recipe!

  1. Mix butter & sugar, add egg & vanilla.
  2. Incorporate dry ingredients until fully mixed. Refrigerate per recipe below.
  3. Roll out dough & cut it into shapes. Bake until lightly browned on the edges.
  4. Cool completely before decorating.

using a cookie cutter to make Valentines Day Cookies

Pro Tips for Perfect Cookies

  • Ensure the butter and egg are at room temperature.
  • Be sure to beat the butter for the full time listed in the recipe.
  • If the dough seems powdery, continue mixing at medium high speed. The dough will come together.
  • Refrigerate as directed in the recipe.
  • Let the cookie dough come to room temperature while gathering the rest of the ingredients and prepping the baking pans. The dough will be easier to separate and bake more uniformly.
  • Use an ungreased cookie sheet without parchement paper, this helps the cookies hold their shape better.
  • These sugar cookies can be made for any occasion. Just switch up the shapes and colors to make cookies for Easter, Halloween, or Christmas!

Valentines Day Cookies before baking

How to Make Cookie Pops

  1. Prepare cookie dough as directed above.
  2. Once rolled and cut, place a lollipop stick into the center of each cookie. (The lollipop stick will bake into the cookie, so make sure to use paper, not plastic.)
  3. Bake cookies according to recipe directions below and cool completely and decorate.

Heart shaped Valentine's Day Cookies with lollipop sticks in the bottom

Storing Valentine’s Day Cookies

Keep cookies in a covered container for up to 4 days. Freeze cookies in zippered bags for up to 4 weeks.

Valentine’s Favorites

Did you make these Valentine’s Day Cookies? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Valentine’s Day cookies are fun & festive, perfect as a treat for your sweetheart!


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  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  • Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and mix with a mixer on medium until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.

  • Add egg and vanilla. Mix until well combined and smooth.

  • Add flour mixture a little bit at a time with the mixer on low until mixed and the flour is incorporated. Continue mixing until the dough holds together, up to 5 minutes.

  • Wrap dough with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. While the oven is preheating, remove the dough from the fridge.

  • Sprinkle the surface with a bit of powdered sugar or flour so the dough doesn’t stick. Roll dough to ¼” thickness and cut into desired shapes.

  • Place cookies 1″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or just until cookies begin to brown on the edges.

  • Cool completely and decorate with icing.

  • I prefer clear vanilla in this recipe. Swap the vanilla for another extract to change the flavor, almond extract is another favorite!
  • Ensure the butter and egg are at room temperature.
  • Be sure to beat the butter for the full time listed in the recipe. If the dough seems powdery, continue mixing at medium high speed. The dough will come together.
  • Refrigerate as directed in the recipe.
  • Let the cookie dough come to room temperature while gathering the rest of the ingredients and prepping the baking pans. The dough will be easier to separate and bake more uniformly.
  • Use an ungreased cookie sheet without parchement paper, this helps the cookies hold their shape better.
  • These sugar cookies can be made for any occasion. Just switch up the shapes and colors to make cookies for Easter, Halloween, or Christmas!

Calories: 122, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 80mg, Potassium: 41mg, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Cookies, Dessert

Cuisine American

close up of Valentines Day Cookies with a title
Valentines Day Cookies on a plate with a title

 

close up of Valentines Day Cookies on a stick with writing
Valentines Day Cookies on sticks and plated with writing





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