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Valentine's Day Heart Sugar Cookies

Celebrate Valentine's Day in style with these frosted heart sugar cookies!

Valentines Day Heart Sugar Cookies
Valentines Day Heart Sugar Cookies
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We're not sure how you feel, but sugar cookies are definitely one of the ways to our hearts!

These adorable Valentine's Day Heart Sugar Cookies are a sweet way to let someone know that you care. They are sure to bring a smile to someone's face, and they're actually pretty easy to make!

We love making homemade frosting because it adds such a special touch to any cookie recipe. The fresh butter adds so much flavor, and you can customize it as much as you want. Does your Valentine love almond? Add a little almond extract to the frosting!

No matter how you make these heart sugar cookies, they're a great way to show your Valentine that you think they're someone special.

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Preparation Time20 min

Chilling Time10 min

Cooking Time8 min


  • For The Cookies
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 sticks salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • For the Frosting
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Valentine's Day Heart Sugar Cookie Recipe

For the Cookies

  1. Into a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar for about 1½ minutes on medium speed.

  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.

  4. Turn the mixer speed to low add the flour mixture. Once all the flour has been incorporated, the dough should form a ball around the mixing attachment and feel soft but not sticky.

  5. Wrap the dough ball in a piece of plastic wrap and press down to form a 1-inch-thick disk. Refrigerate for 10 minutes before rolling.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured flat work surface to about ¼-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut hearts.

  8. Carefully transfer with a cookie spatula to a nonstick baking sheet, placing the cookies about ¾ inch apart.

  9. Bake until puffy, about 7-8 minutes. Cool and frost.

For the Frosting

  1. Combine the margarine and Crisco in the bowl of an electric mixer; using a paddle attachment, beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add powdered sugar and continue beating on low speed for an additional 2 minutes, or until the mixture is creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

  3. Add vanilla and milk.

  4. Add any food coloring at this time, if using, and beat on low speed until light and fluffy.

  5. Use immediately or store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 30 days.

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