Valentine’s Day One Cute Cookie Recipe

How to make Valentine Butter Cookies

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Red, pink and natural butter cookie dough is rolled and cut into assorted heart shapes creating mix and match cookies, from tiny bows to mini hearts.



Tools needed:  Mini heart silicone mold for tiny bows, assorted heart shaped cookie cutters.

Cookie dough

  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder-tested Rumford
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups butter (4 sticks)-not margarine-tested: Land o Lakes salted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or creme bouquet flavoring
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Super red and electric pink food gel coloring






Making the Cookies

  1. With a stand mixer prepare cookie dough, cream sugar and butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and flavoring.
  3. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Divide dough into three equal sections, tint one with super red, second one electric pink and leave the last third natural. Flatten into square disc and wrap with plastic wrap, chill for 45 minutes.  ( longer the chill the colors will intensify)
  5. Remove from chill, and on floured surface roll one color of choice to 1/4″ thickness. Cut into desired shapes, place shapes on parchment lined baking sheet, set aside. Repeat with remaining dough squares.
  6. Decorate each cookie with cut outs from other tinted cookie shapes.  To make the marbled look, roll all scrapes of dough together and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool on rack. Serve.


*no need to frost or sprinkle with sprinkles unless you want to.

*Store cookies in air tight container, can bake and freeze ahead.