Valentine Sugar Cookies

These Valentine Sugar Cookies are so easy to make and full of amazing flavor. They come together quickly and are a fun holiday activity for the kids to participate in. Not to mention, how delicious they taste. These cookies are all I want for Valentine's Day this year.

Ready for the best sugar cookie recipe?

We’ve got it right here. I can’t think of any other gift I would want (or my husband would want) for Valentine’s day. Why are sugar cookies so dang good?

Maybe because they are made with love, or maybe this recipe really is just the best sugar cookie recipe out there.

Either way, you will be blown away by how delicious these Valentine Sugar Cookies are.

Not to mention, they are so fun to make and a fun activity for your kids to get involved with. Be creative with your sugar cookies, because nothing says love, like a sugar cookie, made from the heart.

They are the perfect Valentine sugar cookie to give to neighbors and friends.

Looking for another Valentine dessert? Try our White Chocolate Pretzel Hearts! They are so cute.


Love sugar cookies? Here are more of our favorite sugar cookie recipes:

we have many more delicious cookie recipes are easy to make. some of our best reviewed cookie recipes are our Oreo Stuffed cookies, Chocolate Chip pudding cookies,  and our loaded funfetti cookies.

how to make valentine sugar cookies


Sugar cookie ingredients needed:

  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Sour Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In another bowl beat together butter and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating together 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 will be a little sticky. Chill dough for about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lightly flour your work surface and the top of the cookie dough. Roll out dough with a rollling pin to 1/4 inch thickness.

Using cookie cutters, cut out cookies and place on prepared baking sheets.

Place in oven and cook for 7 minutes or until barely golden on the very edge of the cookies. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, cream together the butter and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar and pinch of salt. Then add in the heavy cream and beat for about 2 minutes until creamy and fluffy.

Add in food coloring if you want you frosting to be a different color.

Frost the cooled cookies.

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piping hacks

I am pretty much the least fancy person you will ever meet, especially when it comes to frosting cookies. I wish I could tell you I’ve invested in a frosting piping kit, but I haven’t.

Instead, I go for the plastic bag trick. Here is how you do it:

  1. Place your plastic bag in a cup, and wrap the ends around the outside, to keep them from closing or getting stuck together.
  2. Add your frosting to the bag (I just use a spoon to drop it in).
  3. Once all your frosting is added to the bag, lift the bag from the cup, and push the frosting toward one corner, by squeezing all the excess air out.
  4. Snip a small corner of the bag (or a larger hole depending on your preferred size of hole). Pipe on the frosting as desired. 
  5. You could do a line of trim, or little dots, outlining the cookie, or whatever you desire.

But if you are looking for a great beginner kit to frost your cookies and cakes, some of the sisters use this Wilton Beginning Kit. It’s everything you will need for starters.

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what else could i use for decorating?

My family and I love decorating sugar cookies, and sampling all the candy. Here are a few of our favorites for Valentine’s Day:

  • Holiday M&M’s
  • Twizzler Nibs
  • Red Hots
  • Fresh Strawberries or Raspberries
  • White, Pink, and Red Sprinkle
  • Valentine’s Sixlets
  • Any Valentine Seasonal Candies
  • Sprinkles

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looking for more valentine’s Day Recipes? Here are a few of our favorites:

Serves: 48

Valentine Sugar Cookies

2 hr, 15 Prep Time

7 minCook Time

2 hr, 22 Total Time

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  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • Food coloring - optional


  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.
  4. 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.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats; set aside.
  6. Lightly flour the work surface and top of the dough. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. 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. Cook cookies completely before frosting.
  8. 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.
  9. Once cookies have cooled, frost and eat!



5137 cal


16 g


1171 g


80 g
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3 Responses to “Valentine Sugar Cookies”

    • The two recipes are very different. Santa sugar cookies have 1/2 cup sour cream. The valentine cookies have 1 1/2 cups sour cream. Many other ingredient amounts are totally different. I guess it depends on how many cookies you need. If you need more, go with the recipe with the larger amounts.

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