Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies For The Entire Family

Published on 01/20/2020

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us…who else is excited?? The little ones love this festive holiday- sweets, cards and of course LOVE! Send your kiddo to school with the sweetest (and easiest) heart-shaped sugar cookies! Check below for the full recipe…

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Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies For The Entire Family

If you’re a parent on the go and time is sacred, this sugar cookie recipe is for you. Not only are these cookies easy to make, but they’re also delicious! Your kids will be so excited to hand out their yummy treats to the class, and you’ll smile hearing them rave about the deliciousness! Now that’s what we like to call a win-win situation!


  1. 1 cup unsalted butter – room temperature or softened slightly
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)
  7. 3 cups flour
  8. 1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  9. 1 tsp baking powder
  10. 3/4 tsp salt


      1. Mix cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl for two minutes
      2. Add eggs, one at a time, and blend until well incorporated
      3. Add vanilla extract and mix until combined
      4. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients
      5. Add dry ingredients, a cup at a time, to wet ingredients, mixing until blended
      6. Add 1-3 drops of food coloring, depending on desired intensity
      7. Mix until dough begins to form and the color is blended
      8. Remove dough and divide into two balls
      9. Knead each ball of dough until color is fully blended and smooth
      10. Roll out dough on parchment paper, baking mat, or floured surface
      11. Roll to 1/4 inch or 1/3 thick and cut out shapes with greased cookie cutter
      12. Move shapes onto parchment-lined cookie sheets and chill for 10-15 minutes in the fridge
      13. Bake in 350* oven for 6-9 minutes


    You’re finished!! Enjoy this fabulous holiday with friends and family and don’t forget to spread the love and some tasty cookies!