Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to heat up the oven and whip out the mixing bowls for something sweet. This year, we’re skipping the store-bought chocolates and diving into 24 cookie recipes that promise to steal the show. From the cutest heart-shaped macarons to decadent chocolate cherry blossoms, these treats are more than just tasty—they’re a heartfelt gesture of love.
Heart Shaped Macarons
Ready to fall in love with baking? Whip up some heart-shaped macarons for Valentine’s Day. This guide’s got you covered to nail those cute and scrumptious little treats.
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Strawberry Marshmallow Brownie Sandwich Cookies
Treat yo’ self and your sweetheart with these strawberry marshmallow brownie sandwich cookies. It’s a match made in heaven: chewy cookies meet fluffy strawberry fluff, all in a gluten-free package.
Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Bake your heart out with these no-chill, scratch-made red velvet cookies. Topped with silky cream cheese frosting, they’re the chewy, creamy dream your Valentine’s Day needs.
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Cinnamon Red Hot Biscotti Cookies
Spice up your cookie game with Cinnamon Red Hot Biscotti. Perfect for dunking, these crunchy treats get their kick and color from crushed Red Hots. Tea time just got a lot more exciting!
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Sour Cream Cookies With Frosting
Get ready to be wowed by these super soft, super flavorful sour cream cookies. Frosted to perfection, they’re as cute as they are delicious.
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Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches
Double the fun with raspberry cookie sandwiches. Whether it’s raspberry jam or cream cheese filling, these soft sugar cookies are sandwiched with love.
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Valentine’s Sprinkle Cookies
Whip up some Valentine’s sprinkle cookies for a quick, festive treat. No fuss, no chill, just one bowl and 30 minutes to yummy, chewy goodness.
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Pink Sugar Cookies
Go pink with these melt-in-your-mouth, gluten-free, dairy-free sugar cookies. One bowl, crackly sugar tops, and all the chewy softness you could dream of.
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Chocolate and Strawberry Linzer Cookies
Swap chocolate-covered strawberries for these chocolate and strawberry Linzer cookies. Each bite is a soft, chocolatey, strawberry-filled delight.
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Valentine Crinkle Cookies
Easy, pink, and perfectly crinkled, these cake mix Valentine crinkle cookies are just the thing for a sweet celebration.
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Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Strawberry and white chocolate chip cookies taste like strawberries and cream in chewy cookie form, perfect for a fruity, light dessert.
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Stained Glass Valentine Heart Cookies
Make stained glass Valentine heart cookies for a simple yet stunning treat. They’re fun to make, beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat.
Get the recipe: Stained Glass Valentine Heart Cookies
Crushed Oreo Red Velvet Cookies
Dive into the decadence of crushed Oreo red velvet cookies. With soft, chewy centers and chunks of Oreo in every bite, they’re a rich, chocolatey dream.
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Crumbl Sugar Cookies
Craving Crumbl sugar cookies? This copycat recipe brings the buttercream frosted pink goodness right to your kitchen.
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Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies
Combine cherries and chocolate with these adorable chocolate cherry blossom cookies. Cute, pink, and topped with a Hershey’s kiss, they’re a sweet treat.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies
Italian Lemon Ricotta Cookies
Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Italian lemon ricotta cookies are just the ticket for a zesty Valentine’s Day treat. Simple ingredients, but oh-so-delicious.
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Chocolate Sugar Cookies
These chocolate sugar cookies are a chocolate lover’s dream. Easy, chocolatey, perfect for any occasion, especially Valentine’s Day.
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Heart-shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Go the extra mile with heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies. Easy to make and utterly adorable, they’re a sweet twist on a classic favorite.
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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies
Indulge in the buttery bliss of raspberry shortbread cookies. Filled with sweet raspberry jam, they’re the perfect combination of rich and fruity.
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Heart Sugar Cookies
Bake up some love with easy-to-make heart sugar cookies. Perfect for parties, gifts, or creating sweet memories with loved ones.
Get the recipe: Heart Sugar Cookies
Valentines Day Cookies
Get into the Valentine’s spirit with easy, chewy, and chocolaty Valentine’s Day cookies. Quick to prepare and packed with gooey goodness in every bite.
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Red Velvet Cookies
Roll out the red carpet for these chewy red velvet cookies, rolled in sugar and filled with white chocolate. Soft, chewy, and irresistibly red velvety.
Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cookies
White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies
Spring into sweetness with strawberry shortbread cookies, drizzled with white chocolate. Soft, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Get the recipe: White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies
Valentine Sugar Cookies
Spread the love with heart-shaped sugar cookies, sandwiched with raspberry cream and dipped in chocolate. Beautiful, buttery, and oh-so-sweet.
Get the recipe: Valentine Sugar Cookies
Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.