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Candied Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

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These easy Candied Sugar Cookies are a festive Valentine’s Day Treat idea!

Lovely to make for friends and family with a candied topping that adds a fun twist to the cookies. These are also great for baking and sending to someone in a care package.

candied valentines cookies

So here it is almost Valentine’s Day and if you’re like me you enjoy little ways to celebrate with people in your life. I usually like to bake some Valentine’s cookies for my family. I love to celebrate all the holidays with everyone because I really believe in celebrating life’s little moments.

I am working on some fun gifts for friends at work and I also wanted to bake some cookies. I haven’t had a lot of time because this week has been really busy. So today I am sharing a little short cut for you when you want to make some cute Valentine’s snacks but are short on time.

These easy Valentine’s cookies are great with these homemade sugar cookies from scratch, but sometimes, to save time I used a bag sugar cookie recipe.

With a few candy melts, these cookies look and taste like something really special. If you use a cookie mix, be sure to follow the package directions for rolled cookies. Once you have them baked, you can begin. You can even use prepared cookie dough.


These are the candy melts. They come in different colors and flavoring may be added. If you have not tried them, they are really fun and relatively inexpensive at about $2 per bag.



Melt according to package directions in the microwave. You can add flavoring if you like. Then drizzle over cooled cookies.

I like to top with sprinkles because it adds a nice touch. Let cool completely so that candy layer can harden. These are super tasty and oh so easy.


Be sure to check out my other Valentine’s Day celebration ideas:

Don’t forget to pin this recipe for future reference!


iced valentines cookies

Candied Sugar Cookies

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5 from 1 vote

Candied Valentine's Sugar Cookies

Easy sugar oookies for Valentine's day
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword bar cookies, candy melts, valentines
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24


  • 1 package refridgerated cookie dough
  • 1 bag candy melts - pink or red or use food color to dye white
  • flour
  • sprinkles


  • Roll out sugar cookie dough on floured surface
  • Use heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut hearts
  • Bake cookies per package directions
  • Let cook before frosting
  • Prepare candy melts per package direction
  • Drip candy topping with a spoon over cookies
  • Add sprinkles and let cool

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Recipe Rating

Valentine's Day Printables - Organized Island

Sunday 12th of February 2017

[…] have some other simple celebration ideas if you have not had a chance to think about it. These candied sugar cookies can be made quickly, and if you want to use a packaged cookie dough, I won’t […]

Pauline Molinari

Tuesday 20th of January 2015

These valentine cookies look delish! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on this week's Monday Funday Party!

Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies - Organized Island

Thursday 27th of February 2014

[…] fun for lunches, parties or just for fun. You can even drizzle them with some melted candy melts (like I did for Valentine’s Day) or frosted with buttercream. I am all about celebrating and do not need much of an […]


Sunday 16th of February 2014

This recipe sounds like it should go on the must try list! Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps} Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous} If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you’ll be in business! {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}


Thursday 13th of February 2014

These cookies look delicious! I have not done much of anything for Valentine's Day. I think I'll save this recipe for a "just because" event.


Thursday 13th of February 2014

Thanks Rachee - yes they will work for any occaision!