Valentine's Day Homemade Heart Shaped Cookie Recipes

I say that you can eat cookies any time of the day!! These are very easy to make.

  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 150 grams Flour, All Purpose
  • 60 grams Butter
  • 40 grams Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1 jar Candy Sprinkles, 2 Ounce Jar
  • ¼ cups Sugar - For Syrup
  • ¼ cups Water-For Syrup

Preheat oven to 200 C degrees.

Mix baking powder and flour, sift well.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, beat well .
Add 1/2 of the beaten egg and vanilla, beat well. It will be stiff so you may want to stir with a wooden spoon.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for one hour or until easy to handle.

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness using a rolling pin.

You need three different sized heart-shaped cookie cutters for this (one 2 inch, second 1 -1/2 inch, third 1 inch).

Using the largest heart shaped cookie cutter, cut 15 cookies. Next using the second heart shaped cookie cutter, cut 15 more cookies. After that, take the second batch of smaller sized cookies and cut a heart shape out of the middle of the cookie using the third cutter. Now separate the middle, smallest size heart.

Next brush the medium sized cookie with some of the remaining beaten egg, then place that over the top of the large cookie. If you want to make cookie ‘pops’, you can insert the point of a bamboo skewer into the point of the big heart cookie. (skewers should soak in water for at least five minutes beforehand, otherwise they will burn).

Place cookies on a greased baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes until light golden. Let cool.

For the syrup, add sugar and water into a heavy-bottomed pan and bring to boil over low heat to 105C degrees. Use a thermometer. Once the sugar is dissolved and it’s a bit thickened and reaches the right temperature, remove from heat.

Next brush sugar syrup in the middle of the heart-shaped cutout in the center of the cookies. Sprinkle candy sprinkles on top of the sugar syrup, in the middle of the cutout. I’ve done this in the photo above.

Serve and enjoy

15 Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes

This holiday, hand out homemade Valentine’s Day cookies covered in either pink and red icing to showcase just how much you love your family and friends. Whether you opt for sugar coating, royal icing, or extra sprinkles, your guests will love this festive treat.

I searched online and found a few custom heart-shaped cookies – some even made with a personalized message and WOW! Those are certainly showstoppers! This list will offer up something for every kind of baker.

February is the best time of the year to give someone special in your life a sweet and delicious treat! You know what they say – love is in the air.

But you know what? Valentine cookie recipes are also perfect for your kids who want to share something special with their classmates or best friends. So, be sure to make a few extra batches.

Recipe Summary

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 drops red or pink food coloring

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar on medium-high until creamy, 3 minutes. Add egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until combined. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat to combine.

Place 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl roll dough into 1-inch balls and coat with sugar. Transfer to 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. With the bottom of a glass, flatten balls to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Press a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter into each (do not cut through). Bake until cookies are golden at edges, 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cookies cool on wire racks.

In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 3/4 teaspoons cold water. Whisk in food coloring. With a small spoon, spread glaze inside heart. Let set 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup heart-shaped cinnamon candies, ground into a fine powder
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided

Beat butter in a large bowl with a hand mixer until fluffy add vanilla extract, confectioners' sugar, ground cinnamon candies, and cornstarch and mix with hand mixer until combined.

Incorporate flour 1/4 cup at a time, mixing with your hands until all flour is used and dough comes together.

Divide dough into halves roll each into an 8-inch cylinder. Wrap each cylinder in waxed paper and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove dough from freezer and let thaw just until slightly softened.

Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices and arrange onto baking sheets.

Bake in preheated oven until firm along the edges but not yet browned, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on racks for 5 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.

Recipe Summary

  • Reynolds® Parchment Paper
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with Reynolds® Parchment Paper.

Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

Roll half the dough at a time between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch heart-shape cookie cutter, cut out cookie shapes, re rolling dough as needed until all the dough is cut out. Place shapes 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very light brown. Transfer the parchment paper with baked cookies to wire racks and let cool. Once cooled, slide the parchment paper onto a work surface.

Tint frosting as desired with food coloring. Frost cookies with one color and use another color to pipe a message over the frosted cookies.

I don’t know about you, but I have never really liked the idea of a romantic dinner with my special someone in a crowded restaurant where we have to wait in line and we can’t even hear our own conversation. I have always preferred a private dinner at home. This year, however, most of us will have to enjoy our Valentine’s Day dinner at home.

If this is a little out of the ordinary for your typical Valentine’s Day dinner, I’m going to help you make your dinner at home a little more special with some delicious and fun heart-shaped dinner rolls.

These dinner rolls are a super easy way of incorporating delicious fresh made bread into your romantic dinner with that special someone. Or, if your Valentine’s Day is looking a little more like family dinner night, the heart-shaped rolls are going to be a hit with the kids too! If Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, these are great for anniversary dinners too.

Start with the Dough

Now we have reached the beginning! It’s time to make the dough for your dinner rolls. You can choose your favorite dinner roll recipe, I happened to love the recipe for "The Best Dinner Rolls" by Mom on Timeout.

Separate the Dough

Once you have completed making your dough, it’s time to separate it. Pull two ounces of dough off and set it aside. Continue doing this until your entire dough mixture is in 2 ounce pieces.

It’s time to roll out your dough! Roll each 2 ounce piece of dough into rolled up sections that are approximately 4 inches in length.

Separate Again

Now that you have your rolled up sections of dough ready, it’s time to separate it again. This time though, let’s take a sharp knife and cut down the center of each roll. Leave half an inch still attached at one end: your dough should be V shaped.

Time to Make the Heart

Fold one end of your dough into the center of the roll. Next fold the other end into the center. This will create your heart shape. Press each of these ends in to sharpen your heart shape.

Break out the Superstone® La Cloche Bread Baker and place your rolls on it to allow them to proof. I recommend spraying a small amount of olive oil on the tops of your rolls and covering them with plastic wrap or dough rising cloth.

If you haven’t yet used the La Cloche®, you are in for a treat! It is literally the best tool for baking homemade bread or rolls and you are going to absolutely love it. Lauded by fine chefs and bakers the world over, the superstone® la cloche® mimics a professional brick-lined oven right in your own kitchen to make an artisan, country bread loaf.

It’s Baking Time!

It’s time to place your La Cloche® full of heart-shaped rolls into the oven and bake until they are golden brown, crusty on the outside and melt in your mouth delicious. For a little added flavor, brush with a little bit of melted butter while they are still hot.

To add even more of a gourmet feel to it, use melted garlic butter to add richness and flavor. You can also serve these rolls with delicious bread dipping oils on our recipes page.

Sassafras® Valentine's Day Recipes

If you aren’t yet sure what the main course of your meal will be, we have some really great recipes for you over at Sassafras! Here are some Valentine’s Day favorites, like:

Any of the above will make a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner and all of them pair well with delicious and fun heart shaped dinner rolls.

Buon Appetito!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, my friends! Stay safe and enjoy your baking!

Valentine’s Day Heart Cutout Cookies

  • Author: Life, Love and Sugar
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 39 minutes
  • Yield: About 20 Large Cookies 1 x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Heart-Shaped Cutout Cookies are super simple, pretty and great for Valentine’s Day! They also make a great treat for gifting.


  • 1 recipe cutout cookies
  • 1 recipe royal icing
  • Pink gel icing color
  • Red gel icing color
  • Peach gel icing color


1. Bake the cutout cookies according to the recipe and set aside to cool.
2. Once cooled, make the royal icing. Divide into two bowls for the two different colors (unless you’ve decided on different colors). You’ll use mostly one color for flooding and a small amount for the details.
3. Color the larger amount with the red and peach icing color and the smaller amount with the pink and peach icing color.
4. Flood the cookies with the pink icing by drawing an outer line around the edge of the cookie, then fill it in. Shake the cookie a bit to help fill in the gaps and smooth out the icing. For more tips, see my tutorial for decorating cookies with royal icing. Allow the pink flood icing to dry before adding the next layer of decoration.
5. Add the decorations with the red icing, then allow to dry. For tips on decorating as shown in the photos, refer to the post above.
6. Cookies should be good stored in an air tight container for about 1 week.

Keywords: valentine's day cookies, sugar cookie recipe, how to decorate sugar cookies

How To Make Chocolate Cookies

The base of this cookie recipe is very versatile, we used it for shortbread cookies for the holiday too. Just add almond flour, tapioca starch, cacao powder, and salt to a large bowl and mix well.

To the same bowl, add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and 5 tablespoons of butter. Mix well using your hands, make sure to smash all of the butter into the almond flour then rest the dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour, ideally 3 hours.

Roll the dough to 1/4 thick and cut of heart shapes for Valentine’s day sand place on a parchment sheet lined baking tray. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown on the edges. Allow to cool before dipping in melted chocolate chips.

We used Hu chocolate gems, they are made with coconut sugar and the best chips you will ever taste! Store cookies in a air-tight container on the counter for 3 days.

40+ Best Valentine's Day Treats to Give to the One You "Heart"

This year, we all need a little something extra to treat ourselves. And that's why, come Valentine's day, we think you should have exactly what you need to make a big ol' armful of Valentine&rsquos Day treats that are bursting with love.

Whether heart-shaped, colored pink and red, or just full of delicious flavors, these ideas are the perfect complement to any dinner and dessert plans you're cooking up. And if you're baking up something for a classroom treat, or to share among a bunch of galentine's pals? No problem! These ideas work whether you&rsquore baking for a crowd or just a simple, at-home date night. You can whip up some beautiful heart-shaped frosted cookies, including sugar cookie conversation hearts and cookie stacks that hold a sugary surprise inside. There are also tons of no-bake Valentine&rsquos Day dessert recipes for whipping up treats in a pinch. Try the cheesecake-filled raspberries for a small, rich bite or the Reese&rsquos Krispie hearts for a peanut butter delight.

These treats also will pair beautifully with one (or two) Valentine&rsquos Day cocktails that ensure a sweet sip. There are also bakes that will make for an indulgent treat after a meal. What better way to end your romantic Valentine&rsquos Day dinner than with a delicious strawberry hand pie or raspberry cream cheese tart? These Valentine&rsquos Day treats are sure to make your partner or party guests smile and will spread all the love.

Perfect Valentines Heart Shortbread Cookie Recipe

These look so fun! What a great Valentine gift! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday!

I agree-rolling them between parchment before chilling is a great way to do it but sometimes you don’t have all that space!
Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

I really love shortbread cookies and this recipe looks tasty. Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

This makes me want to give everyone I know cookies this Valentine’s Day!

Love shortbread! And perfect for V-Day! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

I love the hole you made in the cookies for the tags – that is genius! Now I’m craving cookies…

Thank you, I used a straw to make the hole in each one.

Yum! I love a good sugar cookie. One tip I might add is to roll the cookies out before refrigerating (between two sheets of parchment). It’s so much easier than rolling cold dough. The parchment also helps prevent dry cookies that can happen from having too much flour when rolling. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Thank you so much for the tip I will give it a try.

Once you get started it is hard to stop creating.

Susan these are adorable and hubby loves shortbread so these look perfect! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday – don’t forget to add your links so all your readers can join the party too!

I really like the key tags on these — they look really cute

>> Christene
Keys to Inspiration

Oh man…I love a good shortbread cookie! YUM!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

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