You will more than enjoy this Valentine sugar cookies more than probably want because it will be hard to say no to more than just one cookie. Believe me these heart sugar cookies are just that good.
So, if you are looking for a good Valentine cookie recipe to make, this soft sugar cookie recipe is the one you want to make. It is even a fun craft to do with the kids that they can help make, decorate and eat!
This is our mom’s sugar cookie recipe that she has made forever and it’s easy to see why this delicious treat has become a permanent fixture in her favorite recipe box. It is literally what I look forward to making every year. The sugar cookies are incredibly soft and slightly puffy, packing a little piece of heaven in every bite.
For more amazing Valentine’s dessert recipes try our Valentine’s Day neapolitan cupcakes, Valentine Cookie pops, and our lover muddy buddies recipe. They are all wonderful and perfect for Valentine’s day.
Ingredients You’ll Need For Our Valentine Sugar Cookies Recipe:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Sour cream
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Heavy cream
- Food coloring
How To Make Our Valentine’s Sugar Cookies Recipe:
Sugar Cookie Instructions:
Begin by whisking together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large mixing bowl and then set it aside.
Then in another large bowl beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until they become light and creamy.
Next add in the eggs one at a time and beat it all together until they are well combined.
Now add the vanilla extract and sour cream, and beat it together on low speed until it is well combined.
Then add in the dry ingredients. The perfect way of doing this is to set aside a little at a time on slow speed until they are just combined.
The dough will be a little sticky, so that is when you will throw the dough in the fridge for it to chill for 2 or more hours.
While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 425 degrees and then line the baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Once the dough is done chilling, lightly flour your counter and sprinkle a little bit on top of the dough and then roll it out with a rolling pin until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.
Then use your cookie cutters to cut the dough to the desired shape. Heart-shaped cookie cutters are preferable if you’re going for the heart shape. Proceed and place your valentine cookies on the baking sheet.
After the cookie sheet is full, place it in the oven for 7-9 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden around the edges.
Pull the freshly baked cookies from the oven, and immediately move them to the cooling rack. Let them cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling down, cream together the butter and vanilla extract.
Then gradually add in the powdered sugar and a pinch of salt and beat it together until it is smooth and creamy.
Once that is all mixed together, add in the heavy cream and continue mixing it on medium-high speed for 1-2 minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.
Then divide the frosting up based on how many different shades you want to do for frosting and then mix in the food coloring.
Once the cookies have cooled down, use a piping bag or a butter knife to frost them to your liking. Whether it’s polka dots, diagonal lines, or a classic frosting technique, let your creativity flow. Serve and enjoy!
To Make This Valentine Dessert You Will Need:
- Large mixing bowl (2)
- Medium mixing bowl
- Baking sheets (THESE are good!)
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
What to do When You Don’t Have Heavy Cream
I often have heavy cream somewhere in my fridge, but sometimes when I reach for it expired so then I have to think on my feet about what to use instead.
Once decorated, these delightful Valentine Sugar Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, ready to be enjoyed as a delicious treat or a thoughtful gift. Whether you’re baking these cookies for your family, friends, or your significant other, they’re the perfect way to spread love during this special time of year. Don’t forget to check out the printable recipe card for an overview of the recipe and a summary of the nutritional information. Remember to explore our website and socials for more easy recipes! Until next time, happy baking.
That’s when I need to think of substitutions to use in place of heavy cream. The Pioneer Woman has a good list of 7 best heavy creamy substitutions.
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Valentine Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temp
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1½ cups sour cream
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temp
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- pinch salt
- 6 Tablespoons heavy cream
- food coloring optional
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
- In a bowl, beat together butter and sugar together at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is mixed in well.
- Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined. Dough is supposed to be a little sticky. Chill in the refrigerator for two hours or more.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats; set aside.
- Lightly flour the work surface and top of the dough. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Using cookie cutters, cut out the cookies and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 minutes, until cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Cool the freshly baked cookies completely before frosting.
- To make the frosting, cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly beat in powdered sugar and the pinch of salt. Once smooth and creamy, add in heavy cream, then beat at medium-high speed for a minute or two until light and fluffy. Add food coloring, if desired, and beat until combined.
- Once cookies have cooled, frost and eat!
- Holiday M&M’s
- Twizzler Nibs
- Red Hots
- Fresh Strawberries or Raspberries
- White, Pink, and Red Sprinkle
- Valentine’s Sixlets
- Any Valentine Seasonal Candies
- Mixing Bowl
- Stand Mixer (optional, but makes this recipe so much easier)
- Baking Sheet
- Rolling Pin
- Cookie cutters
- Cooling Rack
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