No need to buy overly sweet and dry store bought cookies for Valentine’s Day – bake your own! Make any of these 8 Valentines day cookies with the kids as a fun weekend activity or to gift to neighbors, daycare workers, or teachers!
No matter if you prefer sugar cookies with light and fluffy frosting, traditional rolled out dough cookies with royal icing, or a cookie cake—there’s something for everyone.
There are no right or wrong valentines day cookies in my book – by using simple decoration you can turn any cookie into a cute & festive valentines cookie! Check out these delicious Valentine’s Day cookie ideas for your special day. Plus! I’ve included bonus ideas and printables for how to gift each treat!
You can’t go wrong with a classic sugar cookie and yummy frosting. These Valentine’s Day sugar cookies will be a hit at any Vday party! Using my popular cut out sugar cookie recipe and heart shaped cookie cutters, these cookies will give any box of chocolates a run for their money.
Packaging/Gift Idea: Gift on a cute dollar store plate or individually package in a single cookie box with a printable letterboard valentine tag! (Instead of attaching a toothpick, simply punch a hole in the top and use as a valentines gift tag!)
Get the recipe: Cut Out Sugar Cookies
If you are looking for Valentine’s Day cookie recipes that are quick and easy, then try these mini Valentines cookie cups! Using Reese’s peanut butter cups and adorable heart sprinkles, these cookies are perfect for office Valentines treats, school parties, or just as a fun baking activity to make with your kids!
Don’t have a mini muffin pan? No problem! Follow tips in post for how to make them without one!
Get the recipe: Easy Valentines Cookie Cups
This recipe makes the BEST Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake. It tastes so much better than store-bought and costs less than $10 to make. It’s perfect for parties, get togethers, or as a special treat to your favorite service providers. To give this recipe a Vday makeover, use pink or red frosting or bake in a heart shaped cookie cake pan.
Packaging/Gift Idea: If you *really* want to become the next Mrs. Fields, keep a stash of 14″ pizza boxes on hand and use to gift an entire cookie cake to teachers, neighbors, and doctors/vets!
Get the recipe: Homemade Cookie Cake Recipe
Valentine’s day cookie decorating doesn’t need to be complicated. These Valentine’s day decorated cookies are soft, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. All you need to do to get add a festive flair to these cookies is use red and pink sprinkles.
Packaging/Gift Idea: Package a stack of these in a clear cookie bag, tie closed with red baker’s twine, then attach one of my “rainbow sprinkle funfetti” printable cookie gift tags!
Get the recipe: Soft-Baked Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
These replica Swig sugar cookie recipe make delicious soft, thick sugar cookies. You don’t even need a Valentine’s day cookie cutters to make these yummy treats. Just grab a glass from your cupboard to use as a cutter! Top with delicious pink or red buttercream frosting for a Valentine’s Day treat and sprinkles to finish.
Packaging/Gift Idea: Gift on a cute dollar store plate or individually package in a single cookie box with a
Get the recipe: Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe
Valentines day cookies don’t have to just be sugar or chocolate. These Valentine’s day decorated cookies are soft, fluffy, and full of peanut butter deliciousness. All you need to do to get add a festive flair to these cookies is dip them in dark or white chocolate and use red and pink sprinkles on top!
Packaging/Gift Idea: Once the chocolate hardens, wrap cookie in plastic wrap then wrap in this printable wrapping paper! Tie baker’s twine around with a printable letterboard valentine tag! for the perfect easy Valentines gift! (Instead of attaching a toothpick, simply punch a hole in the top and use as a valentines gift tag!)
Get the recipe: Soft & Thick Peanut Butter Cookies
If you love Panera’s famous chocolate chip cookies, then try my copycat version! These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are just as good as the originals. Best of all, you don’t have to drive to the restaurant and pay like $4 a cookie! Make your own at home and swap put the chocolate chunks with red and pink M&M’s to transform them into a Valentine’s day treat.
Packaging/Gift Idea: Gift on a cute dollar store plate or individually package in one of these red “treat yo’ self” printable treat bags!
Get the recipe: Copycat Panera Chocolate Chip Recipe
Cute cookies don’t have to require fancy decorating! By adding a Dove white chocolate square & heart sprinkle in the center of these soft peanut butter cookies, you get an adorable Valentines cookie without all the work!
Packaging/Gift Idea: Once the chocolate re-hardens, stack 3-4 cookies in a plastic bag and gift them in these pastel printable popcorn boxes!
Get the recipe: Copycat Panera Chocolate Chip Recipe
Bonus Idea for a Crowd: Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
Don’t feel like making individual cookies? Make a pan of sugar cookie fruit pizza for the perfect sliceable dessert for a crowd! Don’t feel like topping with strawberries? Top with Valentines sprinkles or other candies for the perfect festive touch!
Packaging/Gift Idea: Bake in a disposable 9×13 pan with a lid, tie ribbon around, and gift to neightbors, teachers, vets, doctors, or other service providers! You can even let the kid’s use permanent markers to decorate the lid!
Get the recipe: Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
For more Valentine’s Day treat ideas and printables, visit my Valentines library!