Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and checking out how to make these delicious and super easy Valentine’s Day Cookies. This has been my go-to recipe for sugar cookies for years now. They’re delicious, easy to roll, smell absolutely scrumptious baking in the oven and best of all is you can prepare them in about 10 minutes. They are just the perfect mix of sweet yumminess, plus decorating these Valentine’s Day cookies is half the fun!
There’s something about the excitement of eating a decorated sugar cookies that you never outgrow. My kids are now 17 and 14 and they still get excited when they see them. Give them a try, bet you can’t eat just one!
Here’s the Valentine’s Day cookie recipe. Print it, Pin it or write it down because they make great cut out cookies. In fact, this is the same recipe I use for our Cut Out Christmas Cookies, and Easter and Halloween and… You get the point!
The dough is ready to roll after it’s been in the fridge for an hour. Make sure you roll these with flour at the ready. They roll easily when they are cold but could get a bit sticky when the dough warms up. Roll them no thinner than 1/4 inch. I actually measure it… Crazy, I know! But if I don’t my cookies always end up different thicknesses and they get thinner and thinner as I go along.
Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and while you wait for them to cool down you can go ahead and make the icing.
I found this icing recipe on pinterest, Check out this link for it’s original source. It also has a great tutorial on how to get the heart effect on these cookies.
But for now, here are the basics on how to do it:
1. First of all, start by outlining the heart.
2. Once the outline is dry, flood icing in the centre.
3. While the icing is still wet, drop dots in the newly flooded icing.
4. Simply run a toothpick through the centre of the dots.
I was hoping to get some pictures of the process but to be honest my hands were full of flour and icing!
Because the kids love to give them out to their friends, I almost always end up packaging them up individually and giving most of them away. And considering the fact that I LOVE COOKIES, not having the temptation of seeing them everyday is probably best!
Finally, please leave a comment if you try these Valentine’s Day cookies. I’d love to know how they turned out and see a picture of how you decided to decorate them. Have a great day 🙂