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Valentine’s Day Pink Sugar Cookies Recipe

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These delicious Pink Sugar Cookies are so easy to make and the best part is you don’t even have to chill the dough! I love no-fuss Valentine’s Day Cookies and I think you will too!

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Valentine’s Day Pink Sugar Cookies Recipe

These heart cookies are adorable and make fantastic gifts too! When you bite into these Valentine sugar cookies you can’t help but love the flavor and tasty frosting too.

Plus, they are pink frosted cookies and would be lovely for birthday parties, spa days or any other time when you want cookies. It makes me happy that I can make Valentine’s Day sugar cookies within an hour from start to finish. So making them for friends is thoughtful and doesn’t take a ton of effort on your part!

How To Make Valentine Cookies

Thankfully you will be so happy that these heart sugar cookies are a quick and painless process. Oh, and they taste heavenly too!

ingredients for valentine cookies

First Step: Warm the oven to 350 degrees F.

Second Step: Blend the butter and sugar together until it’s a smooth and creamy texture.

mixing ingredients for pink sugar cookies

Third Step: Add in the egg and vanilla, make sure the egg is incorporated well.

Fourth Step: Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until combined. The sugar cookie dough should be stiff and there is not a need to refrigerate it.

mixing eggs in batter

Fifth Step: Roll out the dough and I find it’s less of a mess when you use parchment paper. It prevents sticking and will save your sanity.

Sixth Step: Bake the cookies 8-10 minutes or until they are a light golden brown color. Don’t overbake them or they will be hard and dried out.

cutting out shapes for cookies

Seventh Step: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then place them on a cooling rack so they cool completely.

Eighth Step: While the heart-shaped cookies are cooling, begin making your frosting. Mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Then add your favorite food coloring until it reaches your desired color. Frost the cookies, decorate and enjoy!

bowl with frosting ingredients
freshly iced pink sugar cookies

Can I Make Different Shapes With This Cookie Dough?

Yes, of course, you can make different shapes with this cookie dough. It’s easy and you just pick the cookie cutters you love. Here are some of my favorite cookie cutters to use:

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How Do I Store Sugar Cookies

You should store these pink sugar cookies in a storage container with a lid. The Valentine’s Day cookies will last 3-4 days at room temperature or you can refrigerate them for the same amount of time.

You can also freeze the pink frosted cookies for 1-2 months in an airtight freezer-safe container.

Pink Sugar Cookies Sprinkles

Oh my goodness, when it comes to sprinkles there are TONS of options out there. You can keep them delicate with simple or dainty sprinkles or you can add some big and wild ones. Go with your style and they will turn out lovely! Here are some sprinkles I love to keep on hand when baking cookies.

ready to eat pink sugar cookies

Don’t forget to check out some of these awesome ideas too:

Items Needed For Making Pink Sugar Cookies

If you are a sucker for anything that goes in your kitchen, like I am I thought you may enjoy these items.

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Valentine's Day Pink Sugar Cookies Recipe

ready to eat valentine's day cookies

These adorable Valentine's Day Pink Sugar Cookies taste amazing and are super EASY to make! You can quickly whip up a batch with no refrigerating the dough.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg (room temperature)
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour

Instructions

  1. Warm the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until they are smooth.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla, mix until combined.
  4. Using a different bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Then slowly pour flour mixture into the egg/butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  5. Roll out the dough on a piece of parchment paper and cut shapes. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes then allow them to cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from pan and place on cooling rack until completely.
  6. Mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together. Add food coloring as desired then frost cookies. Enjoy!
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