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Heart-shaped sugar cookies stamped to look like conversation hearts? How cute is that?! Sometimes known as Sweethearts, these Heart Cookies are sure to be a fun treat for the Valentine(s) in your life. So cute boxed up with a few Oreo Truffles or Peanut Butter Balls.
Heart Cookies | An Easy Valentine’s Cookie
These Heart Cookies are such a cute and simple way to make Valentine’s treats for loved ones. I started out by using sugar cookie dough, rolled it out, cut out my hearts, and stamped away. Already have letter stamps you want to use? Great, just wash them before using them! If you don’t, here is a great Cookie Stamp Set from Amazon (less than $5!).
Main Ingredients Needed
You only need 6 ingredients to make these Heart Cookies, and I bet you already have them all too! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sugar – this is used to sweeten the cookies.
- Cold Butter – cold butter is used to keep the dough together while it bakes.
- Egg – used for structure and texture.
- Flour – this fills out the cookies.
- Vanilla – for flavor.
- Baking Powder – used as a leavening agent (aka these are going to be nice and soft).
Where did you find your stamps?
I actually found the stamps a few months back at a craft store on sale for $1. Hey big spender. I’m sure you could find some very similar ones nearby or online. Here is a great Cookie Stamp Set from Amazon (less than $5!) Just wash them well before use.
Words to Stamp Onto Your Cookies
The fun part is figuring out what ridiculous sayings you want to stamp onto your heart cookies. It could be fun inside jokes with your friends or something a little more lovey-dovey for your significant other. Here are some common ones you’d find on Valentine’s hearts:
- be mine
- I love you
- kiss me
How to Make Heart Cookies | Directions
For full details on how to make Heart Cookies, see the recipe card down below!
Step 1: Make Dough
In a large mixer, stir butter and sugar together until blended. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides of the bowl and mix again. Slowly stir in flour and baking powder until just incorporated.
I added a little extra flour to make sure my letters kept their shape! As you can see, it’s pretty crumbly. Just work it together with your hands and it should come together nicely.
Step 2: Stamp and Freeze Dough
Roll dough out on a well-floured work surface. Cut into heart shapes and transfer to a baking sheet. Stamp phrases onto cookies and freeze for a couple of minutes. Freezing your cookie dough before transferring to the hot oven help the cookies keep their shapes and sayings!
Step 3: Bake
Immediately transfer to oven and bake. The thicker the cookie, the longer the baking time. Cool, then transfer to a cooling rack. Serve at room temperature.
Storing Heart Cookies
Stacking them all together and adding some milk makes a great little afternoon treat!
Or you can wrap some up and share with your friends. Store heart cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. They will last a little longer in the fridge, though the edges will get pretty crispy.
These cookies also freeze really well! (All cookies freeze really well, as long as they’re wrapped well!) Store in airtight containers and freeze for up to 3 months. They can definitely last longer, but I’d suggest eating them within those 3 months.
More Valentine’s Day Treats to Try!
- XO Valentine Sugar Cookies
- Valentine’s Day Brownies
- Slice n’ Bake Valentine Heart Cookies
- Easy Dipping Chocolate
Overall, a super cute treat for Valentine’s Day!
The printable recipe card is below. Enjoy 🙂
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixer, stir butter and sugar together until blended. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again. Slowly stir in flour and baking powder until just incorporated. Dough will be crumbly so you'll have to work it together with your hands. Shouldn't take too much effort.
- Roll dough out to be 1/4-3/8 inch thick on a well-floured work surface.
- Cut into heart shapes and transfer to a baking sheet.
- Stamp phrases onto cookies and freeze 10 minutes.
- Immediately transfer to oven and bake 8-10 minutes. The thicker the cookie, the longer the baking time. Cool 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Serve at room temperature. Store any extra cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.