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Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

This is the best Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe – totally easy and fun to make cookies, great for celebrating Valentine’s Day! The candy hearts are the perfect festive touch.

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

Cookie cups are my new favorite cookie to make because they are so fun to fill and decorate. The festive possibilities are endless!

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I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these. These Valentine cookie cups are perfect for taking to your next valentine event or party!

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

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

Be sure to check out some of our other Valentines Day treat recipes like these; Valentine Oreo Cake Balls, Valentine Chocolate Bark, Valentine Cookie Bars, Homemade Valentine Pop Tarts or Valentine Snack Mix!

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

This Valentine’s Day cookie cup recipe is so much fun for kids of all ages to make and take to holiday parties or events. My kids enjoy the decorating part the most, second only to the eating part of course.

How to make these valentine cookies:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp Valentine sprinkles
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines white frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup Valentine sprinkles
  • 1 Tbsp candy hearts

Tip: pre-made sugar cookie dough mix can be used as a base for these bars as well. As a busy mom, I like to use short cuts like this when I’m in a hurry to make a quick treat.

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

2. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin (24 count). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Valentine Cookie Cup Process

3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg and vanilla and mix until a soft dough forms. Add Valentines sprinkles.

4. Roll the dough into walnut sized dough balls.

Valentine Cookie Cup Process

5. Place one dough ball into each greased muffin cup. Spread the dough up the sides of the tin to form a cup shape.

Tip: I use the round end of a cocktail muddler to create the dough cups. You could also use a spoon or the bottom of a small shot glass.

6. Bake until cookies are lightly brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes.

7. Remove the tray from the oven and while still hot, use the end of the muddler to press down the middle of the cookie cups. Let cool.

Valentine Cookie Cup Process

8. Remove the cookie cups from the muffin tin and pace them on the prepared cookie sheet or a wire rack.

Valentine Cookie Cup Process

9. In a medium bowl combine the frosting and a few drops of red food coloring. Mix until a medium pink color is achieved.

10. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag. Tip: a freezer bag can also be used.

Valentine Cookie Cup Process

11. Cut the tip from the bag and pipe the frosting into the cups.

Valentine Cookie Cup Process

12. Top with Valentine sprinkles and red candy hearts.

This recipe makes 24 deliciously festive Valentine cookies! You have to agree that the kids would have a blast decorating these cookie cups!!

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

I love the pop of color that valentine sprinkles give the dough and frosting. They make this the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert recipe that the whole family will love!

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

How to store these Valentine treats:

Store these sweet treats in a large freezer bag or airtight container for a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

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Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

Seriously, how darling are these Valentine Sugar Cookie Cups?! I absolutely love how they turned out and can’t wait to share them with friends and family this year!

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

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Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

Valentine Cookie Cup Recipe

These are the best Valentine Cookie Cups – totally easy and fun to make, great for celebrating Valentine's Day! The candy hearts add the perfect festive touch.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 24
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp Valentine sprinkles
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines white frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup Valentine sprinkles
  • 1 Tbsp candy hearts

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.
  • 2. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin (24 count). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg and vanilla and mix until a soft dough forms. Add Valentines sprinkles.
  • 4. Roll the dough into walnut sized dough balls.
  • 5. Place one dough ball into each greased muffin cup. Spread the dough up the sides of the tin to form a cup shape.
  • Tip: I use the round end of a cocktail muddler to create the dough cups. You could also use a spoon or the bottom of a small shot glass.
  • 6. Bake until cookies are lightly brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes.
  • 7. Remove the tray from the oven and while still hot, use the end of the muddler to press down the middle of the cookie cups. Let cool.
  • 8. Remove the cookie cups from the muffin tin and pace them on the prepared cookie sheet or a wire rack.
  • 9. In a medium bowl combine the frosting and a few drops of red food coloring. Mix until a medium pink color is achieved.
  • 10. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag. Tip: a freezer bag can also be used.
  • 11. Cut the tip from the bag and pipe the frosting into the cups.
  • 12. Top with Valentine sprinkles and red candy hearts.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 133mg | Sugar: 9g
about heather

Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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