There's no better way to show your loved ones your appreciation for them than some homemade treats. Bring these beauties to a Valentine's Day party, hand them out to co-workers, or indulge in a huge batch of cookies with your significant other this year. These sugar cookies can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be, and will be a hit no matter what.

Valentine's Day Cookies

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:8 mins
  • Total Time:28 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • Cookies:
  • 1.5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream tarter
  • Royal Icing:
  • 3 oz pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
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  • Step 1

    For the cookies: Preheat oven to 375°F and gather all ingredients.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer. Add egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract and mix until combined.

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  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar with a whisk. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well combined.

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  • Step 4

    Take a chunk of the dough out of the bowl and roll out dough onto a floured surface with a rolling pin. Roll the dough so it is about 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes with heart and/or arrow cookie cutters.

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  • Step 5

    Place cookies on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wired wrack.

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  • Step 6

    For the royal icing: After the cookies have completely cooled, begin making the icing by combining the egg whites and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat until frothy.

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  • Step 7

    Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar on low speed until it is incorporated. After the ingredients are combined, beat on high speed for 5-7 minutes until the mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks.

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  • Step 8

    Add red and pink food coloring if desired and decorate cookies with edible pearls, sprinkles, etc.

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