13 Cookie Recipes Your Valentine Will Swoon Over
We rounded up 13 delicious chocolate-drop and meringue cookies to share with your sweetheart (or yourself). Our baker’s dozen collection of Valentine's Day cookies includes almond kisses, peanut butter kisses, lemon kisses, and more. Definitely don't miss Jeanne's Chocolate Kiss Cookies!
Rose Pavlova Cakes
Forget chocolate. Thanks to dried rose petal powder and rose extract, these pink meringues taste like Valentine's Day in the best way.
Forgotten Cookies II
"I just adore these," reviewer Puck says of these chocolate chip and salted peanut meringues. "Light as air, kind of hard on the outside, and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside."
Peanut Butter Blossoms
"These are my husband's favorite. He loves them," home cook Tracy says. "Though, mysteriously, the kisses sometimes just disappear off a few cookies. My son — with a chocolatey mouth — can't figure it out either."
Vegan Rose Meringues
"The most subtle hint of rose and a bit of a lemon aftertaste," says Buckwheat Queen, who replaced cream of tartar with lemon juice. "I think these are a perfect amount of sweetness. I baked for two hours, then left them in until cooled. They came out light and crispy." Add more lemon juice for a tangier treat.
Raspberry Almond Kiss Cookies
Topped with chocolate kisses and a drizzle of raspberry icing, these chewy almond cookies are fit for special occasions. Take a cue from our home cooks and replace milk chocolate with dark chocolate for a richer taste.
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
"These cookies are delish and delectable! I love any dessert with meringue, so this was kind of like the holy grail or maybe manna from heaven." — casscooper91
Authentic French Meringues
Don't skimp on sugar! It's what gives these simple, super-sweet meringues their crisp texture.
Jeanne's Chocolate Kiss Cookies
"I've never had cookies turn out this well! Perfect recipe," Jessica Kimble says. "Tastes like a brownie with a gooey chocolate center while still warm!"
Chocolate-Dipped Coffee Kisses
White Chocolate-Orange-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
"Nutty pistachio cookies filled with creamy, citrusy white chocolate are an impressive and tasty little treat!" — SunnyDaysNora
Almond Butter Blossoms
Prefer almond butter to peanut butter? This take on classic blossoms will hit the spot.
Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
This delicate cookie is crispy on the outside but gives way to a tender, fluffy, fudgy middle. Reviewers suggest you use a good quality chocolate for the best flavor. "I made these for a cookie exchange and they are so good I can't stop eating them," wrote cook Kim Viola.