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Valentines Sugar Cookies Recipe

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A Valentines Sugar Cookie Recipe that is perfect for decorating and tastes great too!  It’s one of my favorite Valentine’s Cookie recipes. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day party or as a treat for family and friends, these heart-shaped treats are delicious. You might also like this easy Shortbread recipe too!


Heart Sugar Cookies


Hello Friends! We are getting lots of rain (finally) here in Southern California. When it rains and is cold out, it pretty much turns into the baking season in my kitchen.

Today I am sharing one of the Best Valentine’s Sugar Cookies Recipes that I use. These are the perfect cookies for tea parties, school parties, family treats or a Galentine’s celebration.


What I love about these cookies is that they are light and crisp on their own, but especially nice with a touch of icing. They are perfect to gift to friends and family too! They work really well with cookie cutters as they hold their shape while baking.


A tasty and easy Valentines Sugar Cookies Recipe

They not only hold up well to icing, they really taste great too. I use a light vanilla icing on mine.

A tasty and easy Valentine’s sugar cookie recipe
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A tasty and easy Valentine’s sugar cookie recipe

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On to Valentine’s Day Planning! As you know, we have celebrated Valentine’s day in the past. There is just something special about celebrating friendship and loved ones. I still like to give little Valentine’s gifts to friends just to let them know that I care about them. For these great cookies, all you need is a Ann Clark Heart Cookie Cutter – 3.25 Inches – Tin Plated Steel""” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cute cookie cutter.

A tasty and easy Valentines Sugar Cookies Recipe

Be sure to check out my other Valentine’s Day dessert recipes:

Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies – A soft cream cheese cookie that is sure to make someone smile.

Easy Valentine’s Day Gift Idea – a fun gift idea for kids to make for family members.

Valentine’s Day Cookie Round up – A whole round-up of Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes.

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Valentines Sugar Cookies



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Decorated Valentines Sugar Cookie Recipe

A tasty and easy Valentine’s sugar cookie recipe
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Valentines Sugar Cookies Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon salt
  • icing recipe below


  • Mix together the butter and sugar, vanilla, milk and egg in a large bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Mix well (for best results use an electric mixer or your hands)
  • Roll dough into a ball and cover with waxed paper.
  • Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Roll out dough to about 1/4" thickness on a flat surface and cut with cookie cutter.
  • Place on parchment covered cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool before decorating

ICING Recipe

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

pink or red food coloring

Mix together powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl.

add just enough coloring for the desired shade of pink.

Drizzle and spread over cookies.

Let dry completely before serving.

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • You can make the dough ahead of time and store the dough in your refrigerator. I highly recommend making them the day or morning of and then you can bake them and have them ready to decorate later. 
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. This really saves on clean up and makes the cookies easy to lift off of the pan. 


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Wednesday 10th of January 2018

They are perfect. Just perfect. It's my favorite holiday and those cookies are EVERYTHING!


Friday 12th of January 2018

Thank you Tamara!