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Best Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes

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Valentine’s Day is the best time of year to show a special someone in your life how much you love them, and there’s no better way to spread the love than with some tasty Valentine’s Day cookies.
There are lots of great recipes for Valentine’s cookies, including Valentine’s Day sugar cookies and special heart-shaped sweet treats. If you’re looking for some great Valentine’s Day cookie ideas, read on! We’ll cover some of the best Valentine’s Day cookie recipes to know.

How to Make Valentine’s Day Cookies?

Before we look at any specific Valentine’s Day cookie ideas, let’s first focus on the basics of what you’ll need and how to make them. Here are some simple tips and tricks to help you with preparing your Valentine’s cookies:

  • Choose a Recipe and Read it Well – The first step is to pick which recipe you want to use. There are hundreds of Valentine’s Day cookie recipes out there. Choose one that sounds tasty to you and read through it so you’re aware of the ingredients and steps.
  • Prepare All Your Ingredients and Items – Next, you need to ensure you’ve got all the correct wet and dry ingredients for your cookies, as well as essential baking items like Valentine’s Day cookie cutters.
  • Follow the Recipe with Care – Follow each step of the recipe carefully, paying attention to the amounts of each ingredient and the baking times for your cookies. This should help you get the best possible results.
  • Don’t Forget to Decorate – Once your cookies have cooled down, you should be able to decorate them. It’s fun to get creative with Valentine’s Day cookie decorating, using sprinkles, frosting, Valentine’s Day stamps, and more.
  • Put Lots of Love into it! – The final trick when preparing Valentine’s Day cookies is to put a lot of love into the preparation. Even if you make a little mistake along the way, the person you share the cookies with will surely be happy to see how much you care.

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Most Popular Valentine’s Day Cookies Recipes

Ready to impress your crush or make your spouse’s day with some special Valentine’s Day cookies? If so, let’s take a look at five of our favorite recipes, including delicious strawberry pillow cookies and Valentine’s Day sugar cookies.

Strawberry Pillows

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s cookie recipe, look no further! These strawberry pillows are super simple to make and absolutely delicious.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 8oz of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2/3 cup of strawberry preserves


  1. First, cream the butter, cheese, and sugar together into a light, fluffy mixture.
  2. Next, beat in the vanilla and then slowly add the flour and mix it in.
  3. Once you’ve got your dough, split it into four portions and shape each portion into a disk-like shape.
  4. Wrap your disks in plastic and put them into the refrigerator for a couple of hours to firm them up.
  5. Once the disks have cooled, bring them out of the oven and roll each one down to around 1/8 of an inch in thickness.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut circular shapes and place them onto baking sheets.
  7. Add a teaspoon of preserves into the middle of each circle and then put another circle on top; press the edges down to seal it closed. Make sure to cut little slits on the top of each cookie for the air to escape.
  8. Repeat this for all the dough and then cook your cookies for around 10 minutes at 375 F.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Instead of a boring box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers, make someone’s day extra special with these amazing red velvet cookies.

  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 oz of melted chocolate

For the filling:

  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


  • White chocolate chips
  • Chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  2. In a big bowl, mix the butter and sugar together.
  3. Next, beat in the eggs, cream, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and cocoa.
  5. Mix the wet and dry mixtures together, and then stir in the cooled melted chocolate.
  6. Use tablespoons to drop little lumps of your dough onto some baking sheets, a couple of inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  7. In a new bowl, mix the cream cheese and butter for your filling. Then add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla.
  8. Spread the filling onto half of your cookies, and put the other half on top.
  9. Melt your white chips and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle some chopped pecans to finish and store the cookies in the refrigerator.

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Sweetheart Cookies

A guaranteed family favorite, these cookies are fruity, sweet, and simple to make with only five ingredients.

  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of fruit preserves (raspberry or strawberry flavors work best)


  1. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl, before mixing in the egg yolk.
  2. Next, stir in the flour gradually and knead your dough by hand for a few minutes on a floured surface.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls, about one inch in diameter.
  4. Place the balls on baking sheets and use the end of a wooden spoon to make a little indent in the middle of each ball.
  5. Fill the indent with a small amount of preserves.
  6. Bake your cookies for about 15 minutes.

Valentine’s Day Heart Sugar Cookies

Heart-shaped cookies are perfectly on theme with Valentine’s celebrations, and these cookies are great to give to someone you love.

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of milk

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • Pink and red food coloring
  • Sprinkles


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in one bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Then add the egg, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Combine the wet and dry mixtures gradually. Shape your dough into a disk and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 F.
  5. Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch in thickness, and use a cookie cutter to cut heart shapes. (See our guide on how to use cookie cutters)
  6. Bake your cookies for about 10 minutes.
  7. While the cookies are cooling, mix the cream cheese and butter, then add confectioners’ sugar to make your frosting.
  8. Divide the frosting into different bowls and then mix different amounts of food coloring in each bowl to get different colors.
  9. Apply frosting to your cooled cookies at room temperature and finish off with some sprinkles.

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Raspberry Coconut Balls

If you’re short on time and want some cookies you don’t even need to cook, check out this recipe for raspberry coconut balls.

  • 12 oz of vanilla wafers
  • 3 cups of shredded coconut
  • 14 oz of condensed milk
  • 3 teaspoons of raspberry extract
  • 1 teaspoon of rum extract
  • 1/4 cup of pink sanding sugar


  1. Crush the wafers into crumbs and mix them with one cup of your shredded coconut.
  2. Add the milk and extracts and mix them together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the coconut and sugar.
  4. Shape the dough into small 1″ balls, then roll each bowl in the coconut and sugar mix.
  5. Repeat until you’ve used up all the dough and store the balls in the refrigerator in airtight containers for freshness.


How To Decorate Valentine’s Day Cookies?

Once your cookies have been baked, you can focus on Valentine’s Day cookie decorating. Decorating is a fun part of the process, as you can get creative. Not sure how to start decorating cookies? Here are some fun tips:

  • Frosting and Sprinkles – The classic tools for decorating are frosting and sprinkles. They taste great and they come in lots of fun colors, giving you plenty of ways to create Valentine’s-themed patterns.
  • Be Creative – For decoration, you don’t have to necessarily follow any specific recipe. You can be completely creative and use your imagination to create unique patterns or designs.
  • Colors of Love – When it comes to Valentine’s Day cookies, it’s a good idea to use colors that are associated with love, like red and various shades of pink.
Follow Jordan River:
Jordan River is an experienced baker with a background in event management. She went into marketing and customer care and started working with JB Cookie Cutters to educate and share her experiences. She’s had her fair share of kitchen and cooking tools and knows exactly what works best and why. Before she started writing, Jordan got a degree in marketing and communications. She is a mom of two, so when she is not writing, she loves cooking and testing new recipes, improvising in the kitchen, and creating unique things that turn into family events.
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