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Valentine Sugar Cookies

Valentine Sugar Cookies with Icing

What could be more perfect for Valentine's Day than these adorable and yummy Valentine Sugar Cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Valentine Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 89kcal


for the cookies:

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup cold, salted butter cold & cut into chunks, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract

for the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 drops liquid red food coloring
  • valentine's day sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl stir flour and baking powder together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg and extracts. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients.
  • Roll dough out onto floured surface to be just over 1/4" thick. Cut cookies out using X and O cookie cutters and place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
    xo sugar cookies on parchment paper
  • Freeze 5-7 minutes, then bake 10-12 minutes. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to cooling racks.
    XO cookies on cooling rack
  • In a small bowl, stir all glaze ingredients together until smooth and runny.
    pink icing in a bowl with spoon
  • Dip each cookie into the glaze and place onto cooling rack to let excess glaze drip down. Top with desired sprinkles and dry 1-2 hours.
    xo sugar cookie dipped in glaze


If you'd like to use frosting in place of the icing, use one recipe of my Vanilla Buttercream recipe found here.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg