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

Pink heart macarons on a white surface.
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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.

Get the recipe: Heart Shaped Macarons

Strawberry Marshmallow Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Strawberry Marshmallow Brownie Sandwich Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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

Red velvet cookies on a cooling rack.
Photo Credit: Fresh April Flours.

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.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Red Hot Biscotti Cookies

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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!

Get the recipe: Cinnamon Red Hot Biscotti Cookies

Sour Cream Cookies With Frosting

Pink frosted cookies on a white surface.
Photo Credit: The Curly Spoon.

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.

Get the recipe: Sour Cream Cookies With Frosting

Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches

Valentine's day cookies with jam and jelly on a plate.
Photo Credit: Fresh Flavorful.

Double the fun with raspberry cookie sandwiches. Whether it’s raspberry jam or cream cheese filling, these soft sugar cookies are sandwiched with love.

Get the recipe: Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches

Valentine’s Sprinkle Cookies

Valentine's day cookies on a white plate with sprinkles.
Photo Credit: Baker’s Table.

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.

Get the recipe: Valentine’s Sprinkle Cookies

Pink Sugar Cookies

Red velvet cookies on a baking sheet.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful.

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.

Get the recipe: Pink Sugar Cookies

Chocolate and Strawberry Linzer Cookies

Valentine's day cookies with raspberry jam on a white plate.
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Swap chocolate-covered strawberries for these chocolate and strawberry Linzer cookies. Each bite is a soft, chocolatey, strawberry-filled delight.

Get the recipe: Chocolate and Strawberry Linzer Cookies

Valentine Crinkle Cookies

Valentine's day cookies and milk on a pink plate.
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Easy, pink, and perfectly crinkled, these cake mix Valentine crinkle cookies are just the thing for a sweet celebration.

Get the recipe: Valentine Crinkle Cookies

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Strawberry and white chocolate chip cookies taste like strawberries and cream in chewy cookie form, perfect for a fruity, light dessert.

Get the recipe: Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stained Glass Valentine Heart Cookies

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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

Red velvet oreo cookies with oreos.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful.

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. 

Get the recipe: Crushed Oreo Red Velvet Cookies

Crumbl Sugar Cookies

A stack of pink frosted cookies with sprinkles.
Photo Credit: The Baking Chocolatess.

Craving Crumbl sugar cookies? This copycat recipe brings the buttercream frosted pink goodness right to your kitchen.

Get the recipe: Crumbl Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies

A plate of pink cherry cookies with chocolate kisses on top.
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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

Valentine's day cookies with sprinkles on a plate.
Photo Credit: Kim Schob.

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.

Get the recipe: Italian Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate heart shaped cookies with sprinkles.
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These chocolate sugar cookies are a chocolate lover’s dream. Easy, chocolatey, perfect for any occasion, especially Valentine’s Day.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Heart-shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Heart shaped chocolate chip cookies on a pink plate.
Photo Credit: Texanerin Baking.

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.

Get the recipe: Heart-shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Valentine's day cookies with raspberries and hearts.
Photo Credit: Sweet Fix Baker.

Indulge in the buttery bliss of raspberry shortbread cookies. Filled with sweet raspberry jam, they’re the perfect combination of rich and fruity.

Get the recipe: Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Heart Sugar Cookies

Valentine's day cookies on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Feathered Nester.

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

Valentine's day cookies on a plate.
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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.

Get the recipe: Valentines Day Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

A stack of red velvet cookies on a tray.
Photo Credit: Stephanie’s Sweet Treats.

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

A stack of cookies with white icing and red sprinkles.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful.

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

Valentine's day cookies on a pink plate with sprinkles.
Photo Credit: Anna Banana.

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.

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