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valentines day sugar cookies

Valentines Day Sugar Cookies

  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


The best sugar cookie recipe cut into cute hearts for Valentine's Day.


  • 16 tbsp butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  1. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. One at a time, beat in the egg and then vanilla extract.
  3. Mix in flour and baking soda until just combined (do not over mix -the dough should not be sticky). Add an additional 1 – 2 tablespoons of flour if needed.
  4. Prepare the dough for refrigeration: pat the dough into 2 flat cakes. Wrap each one separately in plastic wrap and chill them for two hours in the fridge.
  5. After the dough has chilled, work with one portion at a time and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until it is 1/4" thick.
  6. Dip a cookie cutter in flour and cut out heart shaped cookies. Place them 1" apart on a buttered baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven preheated to 350 degrees 10 – 12 minutes, until the edges turn pale golden brown.
  8. Cool on a wire rack and store in airtight containers until ready to ice and decorate.
  • Prep Time: 140 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American