Valentine's Cookies – Spend With Money


Valentine cookies are a cute way to share some love!

An easy no-fail sugar cookie cut into shapes and decorated with a simple frosting will make you look like a pro!

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

Decorated Valentine's Cookies.

Valentine's Day Cookies

  • These Valentine's Day cookies start with the perfect sugar cookie recipe with buttery vanilla flavor.
  • The dough is very easy to work with and can be cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter or any shape you like.
  • Just cook, cool and decorate. Pro tip: Bake the cookies in the morning and decorate in the afternoon after they have cooled completely.
  • Kids love helping decorate Valentine's Day cookies! Set out the icing and sprinkles and let them create and share their own treats as Valentine's Day gifts.
Ingredients for Valentine Cookies

Ingredients for Valentine Cookies

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

Decoration – The prettiest cookies are made with red and pink heart-shaped candies or sprinkles. We use this sugar cookie icing recipe but add your favorite frosting and Valentine sprinkles or even edible silver or gold glitter.

Mixing Ingredients to Make Valentine's Day Cookies

How to Make Valentine Cookies

This extra special recipe is super fun and easy to make!

  1. Mix butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla.
  2. Add the dry ingredients until completely mixed. Keep in refrigerator As directed below.
  3. Roll the dough and cut it into shapes. Bake until lightly browned on the edges.
  4. Cool completely before decorating.
Using cookie cutters to make Valentine's Day cookies

Pro tips for perfect cookies

  • Make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature.
  • Be sure to beat the butter for the entire time listed in the recipe.
  • If the dough seems powdery, continue mixing on medium-high speed. The dough will come together.
  • Chill the dough to prevent spreading and then let it sit at room temperature while you prepare the baking pan.
  • Use an ungreased cookie sheet and skip the parchment paper or silicone baking mat, it helps the cookies hold their shape better.
  • Use two different cookie sheets so you don't use hot with cold dough.
  • These sugar cookies can be made for any occasion. Just change the shapes and colors to make cookies for Easter, Halloween, or Christmas!
Valentine's Day Cookies Before Baking
  1. Prepare cookie dough as directed above.
  2. Once rolled and cut, place a lollipop stick in the center of each cookie. (The lollipop stick will bake into the cookie, so be sure to use paper, not plastic.)
  3. Bake cookies As per the instructions below Cool completely and serve.
Heart-shaped Valentine's Day cookies with lollipop sticks underneath

Storing Valentine's Day Cookies

Store cookies in a covered container for up to 4 days. Freeze cookies in a ziplock bag for up to 4 weeks. Or you can freeze the dough and bake it into cookies later!

A Valentine's Favorite

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Heart-shaped Valentine's Day cookies on a marble board

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Valentine's Day Cookies

Valentine's Day Cookies are fun and festive, the perfect treat for your loved one or family!

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 45 minutes

Winter time 2 hours

Full time 3 hours

Stand mixer on white background
A rimmed baking pan
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  • With a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugar for about 3-4 minutes.

  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined and smooth.

  • Add the flour mixture a little at a time until just combined and the flour is incorporated. Continue mixing until the dough comes together, about 5 minutes. (If the dough is doughy or powdery, it needs to continue mixing).

  • Divide the dough in half and flatten each half into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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

  • Sprinkle a little powdered sugar or flour on the work surface to prevent the dough from sticking. Roll the dough to ¼” thickness and cut into desired shapes.

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

  • Cool completely before decorating with icing.

  • Opt for plain vanilla or try almond extract for a twist!
  • Make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature.
  • beat the butter for the whole time; If the dough looks powdery, keep mixing.
  • Refrigerate as directed. Allow the dough to come to room temperature before baking.
  • Use an ungreased sheet for good-looking cookies.
  • Get creative with shapes and colors for any occasion!

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

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

Course Cookies, dessert
the meal American
Valentine cookies with frosting and sprinkles and writing
Close the Valentine cookies with a title.
Decorate the Valentine cookies with the title
Valentine's cookies on a plate and some on a stick with the title




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