Valentine's Day Cookie Recipes

Show your love with heart-shaped sugar cookies, truffles and kisses and other Valentine's Day cookie favorites.

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Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4.6 stars
This recipe makes 17- 3 inch sandwich cookies and 17 - 1 1/2 inch heart shaped cookies. You'll need a 3-inch heart shaped cutter and a 1 1/2-inch heart shaped cutter. Frost with Pink Valentine Frosting (see recipe).

Heart Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing

Rating: 3.5 stars
Iced heart-shaped cookies make a lovely gift for your Valentine. This recipe uses the flood technique with royal icing to achieve a gorgeous and smooth result that sets firmly.

German Heart Cookies

This heart cookie recipe is from Germany where they are called Herrnhuter Herzen. They are the perfect cookies for Valentine's Day or other romantic occasions.

Pope's Valentine Cookies

Rating: 4.51 stars
Rich and delicious cut-out cookies - wonderful for special holiday celebrations! These are the best cut-out cookies the long line of bakers in our family has ever found.

Valentine Heart Necklaces

Rating: 4.65 stars
These are a great substitute for children to take to school in lieu of Valentine's Day cards! Use a drinking straw to cut the holes in the pastry.

Chef John's Chili Chocolate Cookies

Rating: 4.65 stars
Just like adding a pinch of salt to dessert recipes makes them even sweeter and more delicious, the addition of pepper in this cookie really makes the chocolate even more chocolaty. The cookies aren't really spicy, but you can definitely tell something strange and wonderful is happening.

Lollipop Cookie Valentines

Rating: 4.04 stars
Every year 18 of us get together for our annual 'Heart Party' in honor of Valentine's Day. Besides sharing a favorite craft, we bring 18 cookies and share a favorite recipe. This was mine from last year. The recipe is written using white chocolate, but you can use dark chocolate instead, or use half white and half dark. I like to decorate mine with candy sprinkles too.

Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars
This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Dawn's Easy Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4.39 stars
As a Southern girl, I love baking from scratch and red velvet cakes are a must for the holidays. I usually make one every Christmas, especially one for my brother-in-law David. This year was so busy, I just didn't have time to make him one, but I am always making cake mix cookies for my girls as a quick snack in the afternoons after school, so I whipped up a batch of these gems for him for Christmas. They are out of this world! You don't just have to make them for holidays they are wonderful anytime, see for your self.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.4 stars
A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled.

Mary's Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.39 stars
A very good sugar cookie with a hint of almond flavor.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.54 stars
I love making these cookies around Christmas and Valentine's day. They look so pretty and taste so rich of chocolate.

Inspiration and Ideas

13 Cookie Recipes Your Valentine Will Swoon Over
Our baker’s dozen collection of Valentine's Day cookies to share with your sweetheart.
Red Velvet Cookies
Rating: Unrated
"I made a batch into hearts—really cute for Valentine's Day!" – footballgrl16

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.43 stars

Perfect for decorating! These classic sugar cookies are great for rolling out and cutting into shapes.