21 Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies for Sweet Moments

Valentine’s Day cookies transport you to childhood memories when heart-shaped cookies were crafted for friends on this special day. Discover easy-to-make and romantic Valentine’s cookies here. Explore a variety, from heart-shaped sugar cookies and sprinkle sugar cookies to heart macarons and other delightful treats perfect for Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss out on these Valentine’s Day desserts and savor the romance with your partner.

Are you ready to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day? Look no further than these delightful, homemade Valentine’s Day cookies! These heart-shaped treats are the perfect way to show your love and affection to that special someone, or to simply indulge in a little self-love.

Picture this: the aroma of freshly baked cookies filling your kitchen, the sight of beautifully decorated hearts in shades of pink and red, and the taste of buttery, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. It’s enough to make anyone swoon!

Valentine's Day cookies adorned with decorations

Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, these cookies are easy to make and sure to impress. With just a few simple ingredients and a dash of creativity, you can create a batch of cookies that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

So, grab your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to spread some love this Valentine’s Day. These cookies are guaranteed to win hearts and satisfy sweet tooths. Let’s get baking!

Tips for Valentines Day Cookies

  1. Use high-quality ingredients: Splurge on the good stuff like real butter, high-quality chocolate, and pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  2. Get creative with shapes: While hearts are classic, don’t be afraid to mix it up with lips, arrows, or even personalized initials.
  3. Experiment with flavors: Add a twist to traditional sugar cookies with flavors like raspberry, almond, or even a hint of champagne.
  4. Don’t overwork the dough: Mix just until the ingredients come together to ensure tender, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.
  5. Chill the dough: Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour before rolling and cutting to prevent spreading and maintain shape.
  6. Roll evenly: Use guide sticks or a rolling pin with thickness rings to ensure even rolling and perfectly shaped cookies.
  7. Embrace imperfections: Remember, homemade cookies are charming because of their slight imperfections. Embrace the rustic look!
  8. Have fun with decorating: Get creative with icing, sprinkles, and edible glitter. Mix and match colors and patterns for a whimsical look.
  9. Package them prettily: Presentation is key! Wrap your cookies in clear bags tied with ribbon or nestle them in a decorated box for a special touch.
  10. Make it a sweet activity: Invite your loved ones to join in on the fun and decorate cookies together for a memorable Valentine’s Day experience.

Valentines Day Cookies

#21 Strawberry Sugar Cookies

Soft and tender sugar cookies brimming with strawberry flavor and finished with a luscious frosting.

Strawberry Sugar Cookies from Cooking Classy

#20 Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies from The View From Great Island

#19 Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are perfect for just about any occasion you can throw at them, just customize the colors!

Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies from Family Fresh Meals

#18 Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

These Sour Cream Sugar Cookies are soft and fluffy, with the perfect balance of sweetness and lemon flavour. They’re freezer-friendly and delicious, topped with cream cheese frosting or dipped in chocolate!

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies from One Sweet Appetite

#17 Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Easy, delicious light and fluffy cookies with a creamy center, topped with a heart-shaped strawberry. Perfect Valentine’s Day dessert recipe!

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies from The Happier Homemaker

#16 Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy, and decorated with red + pink smarties for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs

#15 Valentine’s Day Oreos

Make a special treat for your valentine that they’re sure to love! These are super easy to make.

Valentine’s Day Oreos  from Happy Brown House

#14 Pink Ombre Valentine’s Day Cookies

These pink ombre cookies are soft and chewy, filled with creamy white chocolate chips.

Pink Ombre Valentine’s Day Cookies from The Starving Chef Blog

#13 Gummy Bear Heart Cookies

These gummy bear heart cookies are the perfect choice when you just can’t decide between a cookie and a candy! And they’re not only delicious, but super cute too.

Gummy Bear Heart Cookies from One Little Project

#12 Italian Raspberry Macarons

Raspberry Macarons – simple macarons using the Italian method, with tips and tricks for the best cookies. Filled with a fresh raspberry buttercream.

Italian Raspberry Macarons  from Saving Dessert

#11 Cream Cheese Cherry Cookies

Moist, tender and delicious Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies are the perfect cookie to decorate for any holiday or occasion.

Cream Cheese Cherry Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T

#10 Valentine’s Day Meringue Cookies

Make your Valentine smile with the help of Hallmark and these delicious homemade Meringue Cookies!

Valentine’s Day Meringue Cookies from Young Heart Momma

#9 Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

These easy strawberry crinkle cookies are made with just 4 ingredients – cake mix, cool whip, an egg, and powdered sugar. Perfect for a quick and delicious treat!

Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies from Meatloaf and Melodrama

#8 Valentine’s Heart Macarons

These cinnamon spiced heart macarons are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Heart Macarons from Live For Cake

#7 The Best Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie

This easy sugar cookies recipe is going to be your new favorite! They are a soft, fluffy cookie with a hint of almond.

The Best Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie from Eighteen 25

#6 Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

If you love strawberries as much as I do be sure to check out this amazing collection of strawberry-themed treats

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle

#5 Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies

If you’re looking for a sweet and airy treat, look no further than this strawberry meringue cookies recipe! The result is a beautiful, pink-hued cookie with a subtle strawberry flavor that’s a perfect special treat. 

Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies from Midget Momma

#4 I Chews You Valentine’s Day Cookie

Nothing is more fun than combining cookies AND candy with an adorable Valentine’s Day pun – “I Chews You”.

I Chews You Valentine’s Day Cookie from Moms and Munchkins

#3 Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

Easy, adorable chewy little bright red sugar cookies with a heart in the center! These Red Velvet Sugar Cookies make the softest, chewiest sugar cookies and the hearts in the center are just store-bought candy!

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies from Dessert For Two

#2 Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are deliciously soft and chewy, gorgeously red along with a pretty white chocolate chip contrast, and they’re perfectly sweet with hints of vanilla and cocoa flavor. It’s a tempting treat that people of all ages will enjoy!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking Classy

#1 Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

The best Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies! Heart-shaped classic sugar cookies and decorated with chocolate dip or drizzle plus sprinkles of your choice.

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies from Handle The Heat

FAQ for Valentines Day Cookies

Q: Can I make the dough ahead of time?

A: Yes! Cookie dough can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Q: How do I store the cookies?

A: Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. For longer storage, freeze for up to 3 months.

Q: Can I use margarine instead of butter?

A: While you can use margarine, butter provides the best flavor and texture for cookies.

Q: How do I prevent my cookies from spreading too much?

A: Chill the dough before baking and ensure your baking sheets are cool before placing the dough on them.

Q: Can I make these cookies gluten-free?

A: Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Be sure to check that all your ingredients are gluten-free.