Easy Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

When I’m short on time I like easy recipes that taste good.  I was in search of a light sugar cookie recipe and I found one with just a few ingredients. Since Valentine’s Day is next month, I decided to make heart-shaped Valentine’s sugar cookies.  The recipe is from Taste of Home … I tweaked it ever so slightly.

Valentine's Day Sugar CookiesA lot of sugar cookie recipes call for refrigerating the dough for 2 hours. I didn’t have that kind of time so was happy to find this simple recipe that only calls for 15-30 minutes of refrigeration.


Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies. Super easy recipe!Colored sugars in pink and red add a little more sweetness.


Easy Sugar Cookies make a sweet gift, tied with pretty baker's twine.Tie up the cookies with red and white baker’s twine and give as a gift.


Valentine's Day Sugar CookiesI sprinkled a few of the cookies with white sugar.

It only takes 6 minutes to bake them.


Easy Valentine's Sugar CookiesEasy and Tasty. My kinda sugar cookies recipe!


Easy Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate 15-30 minutes or until the dough is easy to handle. Preheat oven to 350°. On a floured surface, Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface. Brush rolling pin with flour if dough sticks to it. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake 6 minutes or until edges are just starting to turn very light brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.

Subscribe to Town and Country Living via email and follow along on social sites!

Image  Map


  1. Trying these!!! They look delicious! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. I love it…fast and simple! Do you use the sprinkles after you bake them? Do you find that they roll off?

    Thanks, Jennifer!

    Jane x

    • Good question, Jane! I knew I was forgetting something. Sprinkle the sugar on before you bake the cookies. I updated the recipe with this information. Thanks for catching that!! 🙂

  3. I’ll have to try this recipe, I love the way that you wrapped the twine on them cute. Great post. Jo

  4. Deborah Chester says:

    The instructions mention salt but it’s not in the list of ingredients. How much do you use? These look so pretty, I can’t wait to try them.

  5. I will be trying these. They look great and ‘simple’ is the magic word for me! 😉

Speak Your Mind


** My Disclosure Policy **