Whether you’re baking for a Valentine’s party or just want some treats to share with your family, cookies are an easy way to add sweets to your menu. Which is why I put together this list of the best Valentine’s Day cookies recipes I could find.
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day cookie recipe?
Look no further!
I’ve gathered some of the best recipes out there, so you can make Valentine’s Day extra special.
From classic sugar cookies to heart-shaped creations to delicious red velvet and even a couple gluten-free recipes, there are lots of options to choose from.
And many of them are super easy to make.
So you should be able to find something you love.
Now let’s get baking!
Iced sugar cookie hearts
For a different take on sugar cookies, try this recipe from The Monday Box with bite-sized hearts coated in citrus-vanilla icing. Share your love with these sweet, crunchy sugar cookies. Get The Recipe
Valentine Sugar Cookie Decorating Ideas
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Heart shaped sugar cookies are a common way to make Valentine’s Day treats. So if you’re looking for some creative ways to decorate them, try these cookie decorating ideas.
Easy Conversation Heart Cookies
These easy conversation heart cookies are made without icing so they're simpler and faster to put together than frosted sugar cookies. But the cookie colors and sayings still make a pretty Valentine's Day treat. Get The Recipe
Easy stained glass heart cookies
These easy stained glass heart cookies from Nourish Plate are a tried and true recipe that always turns out crispy, buttery and simply beautiful! Get The Recipe
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
With their red and white color, these red velvet cake mix cookies with white chocolate chips are perfect for Valentine's Day. They're also super easy to make and take less than 30 minutes to put together. What's not to love? Get The Recipe
Cinnamon red hot biscotti cookies
These cinnamon red hot biscotti cookies from The Monday Box get their beautiful pink color and spicy cinnamon flavor from Red Hots candies. A great snacking and dunking cookie for Valentine's Day. Get The Recipe
Red heart-shaped stained glass cookies
Made with Jolly Ranchers, these all red heart-shaped stained glass cookies from Crayons and Cravings are a tasty and festive addition to your Valentine cookie tray. Get The Recipe
Valentine’s Day sour cream sugar cookies
For a different type of sugar cookie recipe, try this one from Saving Talents that is made with sour cream and iced with cream cheese frosting. They're perfect for cutting into heart shapes. Get The Recipe
Red velvet blossom cookies
These bright and delicious red velvet blossom cookies from Marathons and Motivation are a twist on classic peanut butter blossoms. They are easy to make and are a colorful treat for Valentine’s Day or any holiday. Get The Recipe
Heart marble cookies
These decorated Valentine’s Day cookies from Nourish Plate have soft centers and crunchy edges. And they're just so pretty! Get The Recipe
Ombre heart spritz cookies
Valentine’s Day Heart Spritz Cookies from Fun Cookie Recipes are soft, buttery, pretty pink, and the perfect mid February Valentine treat! Get The Recipe
Chocolate Valentine cookies
These easy Valentine cookies from Sugar Pursuit have a delicious, buttery flavor with chocolate and vanilla undertones. Crunchy on the outside but a little bit soft on the inside, these are the perfect cookies to serve to your loved ones on Valentine’s day. Get The Recipe
Valentine’s Day cake mix cookies
These pink Valentine’s Day cake mix cookies from Kathryn's Kitchen Blog take less 20 minutes to make and only require 4 ingredients. A super simple recipe that tastes great Get The Recipe
Strawberry shortcake cookies
These simple, fluffy and delicious strawberry shortcake cookies from Urban Farmie come together in under an hour! Keep them light or add cream cheese filling for the perfect Valentine's Day dessert. Get The Recipe
Red velvet crinkle cookie sandwiches
Red velvet crinkles are the perfect red cookies for Valentine's Day. These fancy cookie sandwiches from The Short Order Cook are crispy, chewy, and filled with sweet cream cheese frosting. Get The Recipe
M&M Valentine cookies
Show someone you care with this sweet M&M Valentine cookie recipe from Sustain My Cooking Habit. It's loaded with red and pink M&M candy treats in a cocoa batter. Get The Recipe
Valentine’s Day fortune cookies
If you are looking for a super easy recipe, these Valentine’s Day fortune cookies from Dancing Through The Rain are just the thing! Romantic, delicious, and a fun way to let people know you love them! Get The Recipe
Valentine’s cookies with smiley emoji heart eyes
Are you looking for a fun way to show your love this Valentine’s Day? These emoji Valentine’s cookies from The Inspiration Edit are a fun way to do that. Get The Recipe
Gluten-free heart cookies
These gluten-free heart cookies from Strength and Sunshine are like decorated Linzer sandwich cookies that are vegan & allergy-free. Filled with jam and coated with sprinkles, they make a great addition to your Valentine's Day sweets. Get The Recipe
Easy strawberry M&M cookies
These strawberry M&M cookies from Yum In The Kitchen are one of the easiest dessert recipes ever! In just minutes you’ll have delicious, fluffy cookies that are perfect for Valentine's Day. Get The Recipe
Gluten-free vegan double chocolate chunk brownie cookies
For the chocolate lovers with dietary restrictions, try these gluten-free vegan double chocolate chunk brownie cookies from Strength and Sunshine. They are everything you love about chocolate chip cookies & brownies combined! Get The Recipe
Strawberry cheesecake cookies
These strawberry cheesecake cookies from The Cookie Dough Diaries are so easy! Buttery, stuffed with cream cheese and real strawberry flavor that is perfect for Valentine's Day. Get The Recipe
Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies
While these cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies are usually a Christmas recipe, the red and white colors work well for Valentine's Day, too. And they're one of my favorites so I'm always looking for an excuse to make them. Get The Recipe
Valentines Day no-bake heart cookies
These heart shaped no bake cookies from Mom With Cookies are not only easy to make, but are so fun with the brightly colored white chocolate drizzle. A Valentine cookie everyone will love! Get The Recipe
Other Valentine’s Day ideas you might like
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This post was originally published on January 23, 2022 but was updated with new content on December 16, 2023.