Sugar Cookie Hearts Recipe with Free Printable Gift Tag

This Sugar Cookie Hearts Recipe is perfect for making heart shaped cookies with royal icing for Valentine’s Day! Download the free printable tag to create a lovely gift.

Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

These classic sugar cookies are perfect for taking to your next Valentine event or party! I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially fun sugar cookies like these.

Too busy to make this right away? Pin it for later! Pin this easy recipe to your favorite board on Pinterest and it will be waiting there when you’re ready.

Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. Start with butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

Making Valentine’s Day Cookies with the kids is a great way to get into the festive spirit! Decorate these heart-shaped sugar cookies with different designs to create fun treats this time of year.

Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies. I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

Be sure to set aside enough time to decorate these cookies, you may even want to spread it over a few days. When adding details it’s important to wait until the layer of flooded icing is completely dry otherwise the icing may crack and the colors will bleed.

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Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.

How to make sugar cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Tip: Pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well. Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed. I love quick mom hacks like this!

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

sugar cookie process

2. In a large bowl with electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg and milk and mix until a soft dough forms.

sugar cookie process

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

sugar cookie process

4. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness.

sugar cookie process

5. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Sugar Cookie Hearts Process

6. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

7. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe makes approximately 72, 2″ cookies.

Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need red, white and pink icing.

Pour the different colors into icing bottles or a piping bag with a small round tip.

sugar cookie heart process

Royal icing tips:

  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer at low speed, so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 10 – 15 seconds to become completely smooth.
sugar cookie heart process

Now for the best part! These instructions will show you how to decorate these heart cookies like I did but seriously, the sky is the limit. Have a great time with this and try experimenting with each cookie design!

sugar cookie hearts process

1. Outline each cookie with a line of red, pink or white icing.

sugar cookie hearts process

2. Flood the center of each cookie with icing. Use a toothpick or scribe to coax icing into corners or spaces.

sugar cookie hearts process

3. Add stripes or polka dots to each cookie before the icing dries. Leave some cookies a solid color to add details to later. This method if called wet on wet icing.

sugar cookie hearts process

4. Use the toothpick to create a zig zag pattern through the lines of icing. Drag the toothpick through each dot to create heart shapes.

Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

5. When the icing dries, pipe hearts onto the solid colored cookies.

Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

Allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours before packaging or storing the cookies. These are especially darling wrapped in a cellophane bag, tied with a bit of bakers twine and finished off with one of my printable tags.

This easy sugar cookie recipe makes the most darling, perfect valentine’s day treat! These valentines cookies are fun to make any day of the year.

Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

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Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

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Sugar Cookie Hearts with Printable Valentine Tag

Sugar Cookie Hearts Recipe

Yield: 72
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

This Sugar Cookie Hearts Recipe is perfect for making heart shaped cookies with royal icing for Valentine's Day! Download the free printable tag to create a lovely gift.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl with electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg and milk and mix until a soft dough forms.

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

4. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness.

5. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

6. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

7. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 72 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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