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Heart Cookies

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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 shaped cookies on a white cake platter next to a glass of milk

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!).

rubber stamps

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).
unbaked sugar cookies

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:

  • love
  • be mine
  • I love you
  • kiss me
  • xoxo
sugar cookies

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

Preheat oven.

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.

heart shaped cookies on a white cake platter next to a glass of milk

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.

heart shaped sugar cookies stacked on top of each other and tied with a string

More Valentine’s Day Treats to Try!

Overall, a super cute treat for Valentine’s Day!

The printable recipe card is below. Enjoy 🙂

5 from 6 votes

Heart Cookies

Heart Cookies are heart-shaped sugar cookies, stamped to look like conversation hearts (also known as sweethearts)!
servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

  • 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.
    cookie dough
  • Roll dough out to be 1/4-3/8 inch thick on a well-floured work surface.
    rolling out cookie dough
  • Cut into heart shapes and transfer to a baking sheet.
    cutting out sugar cookies
  • Stamp phrases onto cookies and freeze 10 minutes.
    stamping sugar cookies
  • 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.
    sugar cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Heart Cookies

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  1. Lisa | With Style and Grace

    Oh these are so sweet, Lauren!! I love those stamps – use them for everything and now looks like it’s time to try them on some cookies!

  2. Natalie

    These are perfect!! so cute! I have the stamps from making clay ornaments at Christmas time. My son is turning 4 in 2 days – and I feel the same way. AHh!!
    I can’t believe this is happening. ANyway – these are adorable. Love your recipes!
    I used your granola bar recipe to send him to school with granola bar cars today.
    : )

  3. Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such

    I love the cookies tied up with string….reminds me of the Italian bakeries we use to go to as kids where they packaged our goodies in boxes, tied with string.

  4. Meagan Myc.

    Cute idea with the cookies…but my favorite is that you said ‘Jigga-What?’ LMBO!!! I thought I was the only one who said that! You have gained a new follower… : )

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  6. Christine

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren! I found your blog post when searching for stamped conversation heart cookies to make this valentines day and they turned out great! I blogged about it and linked to your post from my blog. Thanks & happy valentines day to you!

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  9. Pearse

    Is this cookie sweet enough that it doesn’t need any frosting . Also what is the texture of the cookie- crunchy , crispy or soft . Thanks

  10. Nargess

    5 stars
    I am in awe with this sugar cookie recipe, I have been trading in/out different extracts (lemon, orange blossom, almond) and the consistence of the dough is always the same just a little flavor difference. The stamp idea is fantastic, I will give it a try! Thank you for finally giving me a reason to like sugar cookies!

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