Valentine's Day Heart Cookies

24 Cookies
3 hr 9 min

These cute cut out cookies are so easy to make and so much fun to decorate! Great for gifting, sharing, and memory making with kids! Today we are going back to basics with these easy roll out sugar cookies! Using a heart shape cookie cutter and some pink icing, these are so fun and festive! I had so much fun making and decorating these Valentine's cookies! These cookies also make a great little gift; who could resist a soft, sweet, pretty cookie like this? These cookies are a dream to make; only one bowl is required. The dough is not too sticky, and it rolls out beautifully. The end result is absolutely delicious. Win-win! My husband scooped a few off the tray before they were even done cooling and couldn't stop eating them! You can decorate them with whatever you like - I chose to use a simple icing sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and milk mixture, but a homemade buttercream, egg white royal icing, or even something store-bought will do the trick.

If you need me, I'll be making batches of these, along with my Inside out chocolate chip cookies and my Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. I can neve have too many cookies!

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies
Recipe details
  • 24  Cookies
  • Prep time: 3 Hours Cook time: 9 Minutes Total time: 3 hr 9 min
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  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (plus more for rolling)

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and shortening until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes, then beat in the sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Beat in the egg, vanilla, and milk until completely combined, then finally stir in the flour in 3-4 separate additions.
Cover dough and refrigerate at least 3 hours, or up to 3 days.
Once dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 375 F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to roughly 1/4 inch thick, then use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out the cookies.
Carefully transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheet, then bake in preheated oven for 7-9 minutes, or until bottom is just starting to turn golden
Allow to cool completely before adding icing
  • Cream the butter and shortening really well on a high speed; the more air you introduce the less likely the cookies are to spread in the oven
  • Try and roll the dough evenly; it matters more that your thickness is consistent rather than the absolute thickness of the cookie
  • Use as little flour as possible when rolling your dough; too much will make the cookies dry and pasty
  • Try and use the cookie cutters as efficiently as possible; the less times you re-roll the dough the better the cookies will be (and the easier the dough is to handle!)
  • A quick and easy cookie frosting that hardens can be made by mixing icing sugar with milk until it reaches a spreadable consistency.
Natalie | The Kollee Kitchen
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