Easy Valentine Cookies For The Baker Who Likes To Keep Things Simple

Karen Kasberg
by Karen Kasberg
4 doz (approx)
23 min

If you’re looking for an absolutely delicious sweet treat to bake for Valentine’s day, look no further than this recipe for easy Valentine cookies.

This recipe has been in our family for decades! The reason I love it so much is that the basic recipe is very simple – mix, refrigerate, cut out, bake, and enjoy! However, you can take the cookies to the next level and get creative by decorating them as much or as little as you like.

Sugar cookie dough
Cover dough and refrigerate
Roll out the dough and cut out your shapes using your favorite cookie cutters (This Valentine cookie cutter is ancient)

As you can see, I simply decorated the cookies with colored sugar. You can either make your own using regular sugar and food coloring or purchase premade.

Easy Valentine Cookies

While I absolutely LOVE cookies that are all fancy and beautiful, decorating is just not my thing. I enjoy keeping things basic and enjoying the true flavor of the cookie rather than all the added icing and bling. Especially with this recipe…the cookies alone are simply delish!

These easy Valentine cookies will have your sweetie swooning!

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Tools Needed To Make These Easy Valentine Cookies

. Mixer

. Rolling Pin

. Cookie Cutters (I used cookie cutters that have been passed down in our family)

On to the recipe…

Whatever you do, enjoy baking these easy Valentine cookies for your sweetie or to enjoy yourself. Even if you gift cookies to a special someone, be sure to keep a few for yourself.

These cookies freeze quite nicely. Simply place them in a freezer-safe container (with parchment paper between the layers) and take out one or two at a time to enjoy as a self-care treat!!

Curious, do you enjoy baking cookies with all the fancy decor or are you a no-nonsense baker like me? There is no right or wrong here. No matter what you choose, be sure you choose joy in life!

Other Family Favorite Recipes You May Enjoy:

.The Most Delicious Caramel Corn Recipe For A Sweet Self-Care Treat

.Simple Apple Cake Recipe: 6 Easy Steps To Delicacy

.Daffodil Cake Recipe: A Family Favorite You Absolutely Need to Try

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Easy Valentine Cookies For The Baker Who Likes To Keep Things Simple
Recipe details
  • 4  doz (approx)
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 8 Minutes Total time: 23 min
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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Cream shortening
Add sugar and eggs to shortening mixture and continue to mix
Add baking soda to buttermilk
Add buttermilk mixture to shortening/sugar/egg mixture
Add remainder of ingredients and mix together
Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours or overnight
After refrigeration, roll out the dough in small portions onto a decent bed of flour to about 1/4 inch thick and sprinkle with sugar
Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut out the dough and place onto a baking sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool briefly then place on cooling rack.
Enjoy the decorating process. You can ice them, add colored sugar, or other types of sprinkles. Keep it simple and to your liking.
  • For gluten-free cookies simply substitute all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour.
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