The Best Valentines Day Sugar Cookies
Make beautiful and delicious Valentines Day sugar cookies with your kids! I used the biggest heart cookie cutter from here.
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Rolling pin
- Heart shaped cookie cutter
- Piping bag with small round tip (optional)
- Do I have to chill the dough?
- Yes! Chilling the dough is a must for this recipe as the dough is too sticky and too soft to work with right away.
- How can I make these if I don’t have heart shaped cookie cutters?
- If you don’t have a heart shaped cookie cutter you can use a knife to cut out the heart shapes.
- How thick or thin should I be rolling the dough out?
- Roll the cookie dough to be ¼ to ½ inch thick, anything thinner or thicker will either turn brown or not cook all the way through in the oven with the correct time and temperature. Be sure to roll the dough as evenly as possible, as well.
- Can I make an icing to go with these instead of using frosting?
- Absolutely, if you would like to make your own icing for these with powdered sugar and milk, instead of using frosting, that is fine!
- Should I roll out the dough before or after chilling?
- Roll out the dough after chilling for this specific recipe. The dough will be too soft and sticky to roll before chilling.
Valentines Day Sugar Cookies
- ¾ cup Butter
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Almond Extract optional
- 3 cups Flour + more for rolling
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 can Vanilla Frosting
- Red and pink food coloring
- Cream together the butter and sugar.
- Stir in the egg and vanilla.
- Then add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir until the dough is well combined, it may feel soft and sticky.
- Chill the dough in the fridge for at least one hour.
- After chilling, preheat your oven to 350℉ and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out your dough about ¼ of an inch thick and cut out the hearts with your cookie cutters and place on your cookie sheet 1 to 2 inches apart, they do not spread much.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the bottom starts to just slightly golden, these should still be mostly white in color.
- Color the frosting while the cookies cool by separating the frosting into 3 bowls, add pink food coloring to one, red food coloring to another, and leave the last one white. Stir the two with the food coloring.
- Frost the cookies with a knife or piping bag and tip and then add sprinkles before enjoying!