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unbaked slice and bake cookies

Valentine's Slice and Bake Cookies

These Slice and Bake Cookies are the cutest cookies for Valentine's Day! Perfectly sweet with a red heart in the middle of each cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword slice and bake cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 161kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter cold & cut into chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid red food coloring


  • In a small bowl stir flour and baking powder together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg, extracts, and vanilla. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients. Once the dough has come together, remove 2/3 of it to a separate bowl.
  • Stir in the red food coloring to the remaining 1/3 of the dough until uniform in color.
    red dough
  • Roll red dough out into a 1 inch slab. Cut out heart shapes and stack them together.
    lined up red hearts
  • Roll remaining regular colored dough out and cover each row of stacked hearts being careful to keep them together. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour to overnight.
    surrounding red heart dough with white dough
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside. Remove cookie dough logs from fridge and slice into 1/2 inch rounds. Place onto prepared baking sheet leaving 1 inch around each cookie. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookie is barely golden brown on the bottom and isn't shiny. Remove from oven and cool 2 minutes before cooling completely on wire rack.
    unbaked slice and bake cookies on a cookie sheet
  • Serve immediately or store in airtight containers for up to 3 days.
    slice and bake cookies


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg