Cookies for Valentine’s Day – most delicious recipes
Love is in the air, and what better way to show your love than by cooking up some delicious cookies for Valentine’s Day? So get in the kitchen and start baking! Check out these recipes for some of the most delicious cookies around.
Best Types of Cookies for Valentine’s Day
There are so many delicious types of cookies that can be made for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a classic sugar cookie or something a little more adventurous, there’s a recipe out there for you. Here are some of the best cookies to make for your loved one this year.
Show them how much you care with our delicious peanut cookies for Valentine’s day! These treats are made from peanut butter and will have your sweetheart feeling loved all day long.
Cherry and Chocolate Cookies
They’re sure to please any palate, made with chunks of chocolate and sweet, tart cherries. And the best cookies for Valentine’s day.
Jumbo Kisses Cookies
These Valentine’s Day cookies are the perfect way to show your loved one how much you care. So why not break off a piece of love and enjoy some! Made with real Hershey’s kisses, these cookies are sure to please.
Hazelnut Hearts Valentines Cookie
These delicious cookies are made with real hazelnut butter and decorated with jam-filled adorable little hearts. They’re perfect for sharing with your loved ones.
Shortbread cookies are a classic Valentine’s Day treat. These simple buttery cookies are perfect for dunking in tea or coffee, and they’re also delicious when topped with frosting and sprinkles.
Most Delicious Recipes for Valentine’s Day Cookies
What could be more romantic than sharing a delicious treat with your loved one on Valentine’s Day? These cookies are the perfect way to show your affection. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make! Enjoy a sweet surprise this February 14th.
- 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1 cup/ 2 sticks unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- One large egg
- Vodka and luster dust (for decoration)
- Royal icing
- Using a large bowl, combine and whisk baking powder, flour, and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, beat butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Beat for about three minutes or until fluffy and light. Pour in vanilla and egg, then beat.
- Lower the mixer speed while slowly adding the flour mixture. Then continue mixing it until combined evenly.
- Mold dough into 2 disks. Then roll each in the middle of 2 wax paper sheets (1/8 inch thick). Let it chill until firm for 15 minutes in the freezer or 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Align baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut out Valentine’s day cookies. Transfer on prepared sheets. Re-roll, chill and cut scraps.
- Bake while rotating positions of baking sheets halfway through. Until the edges of the cookies are light golden brown for 10-12 minutes, let them cool on the sheets for 5 minutes before placing them on wire racks to completely cool.
- Using the royal icing, ice the cookies for Heart’s day and let set. Luster dust with a dash of vodka and use a paintbrush to create stripes.
Red Velvet Cookies
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
- One large egg
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. red gel paste food coloring
- 1 12 oz. pack semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Align baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine cocoa, flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Set the electric mixer at medium speed. Beat cigars and butter until combined. Add egg, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix until combined evenly.
- Lower the mixer speed and add the flour mixture until combined. Add in the chocolate chips and fold.
- On your prepared sheets, scoop spoonfuls of dough. Let them sit 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Bake these cookies for Valentine’s day while rotating positions of pans on racks halfway through. Until the cookies are darker around the edges, bake them for a total of 9-12 minutes.
- Let them cool for 5 minutes on pans. Place the parchment and cookies into the wire rack. Let them cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Crunchy Hazelnut-Chocolate Macarons
- 2/3 cups hazelnuts
- Three large egg whites
- 1 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. fine sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
- Align two baking sheets with parchment paper or reusable non-stick liners. Prepare a large 16-inch pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch plain tip.
- Mix confectioner’s sugar, hazelnuts, and cocoa powder in a food processor. Process until nuts are finely ground, and the mixture is powdery enough.
- In a mixer bowl, beat egg whites on medium until soft peaks form. Moderately beat on high speed until firm peaks form. Beat in vanilla until well blended.
- Sift nut mixture over egg whites. In three pours, fold it with a rubber spatula until combined evenly—pipe 28 (1 1/4 inch) mounds of batter on the prepared sheets. Let them air-dry for 30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Only bake one sheet at a time for 16 minutes or until puffed. And the tops are firm and shiny enough.
- Take out from the oven. Let them cool on a sheet arranged on a wire rack for about 3 minutes. Then transfer macaroons with a spatula to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Assemble the macaroons. Spread 1 1/2 tsp chocolate-hazelnut spread into the other half flat side of the cookies. Then sandwich them with the remaining macaroons and the flat side onto the filling.
- Once assembled, you can keep the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. At the same time, unfilled macarons can be left in an airtight container with wax paper in between. These unique Valentine’s day cookies can also last for three days.
For the Pistachio-Apricot Macaroons
- Do the same directions as the chocolate-hazelnut macaroons. But with the changes below.
- Substitute shelled and unsalted pistachios for the hazelnuts. Remove the cocoa powder from the previous recipe.
- Substitute 1/4 tsp almond extract and use vanilla extract instead.
- Combine11 drops of liquid green food coloring and beaten egg whites. Beat until the batter is pale green.
- Pipe, let stand and bake following the previous recipe.
- Use Nutella instead of an all-fruit apricot spread.
So, there you have it – our favorite recipes for heart-healthy cookies this Valentine’s Day. Whether you are looking to indulge a little bit or stick to something a little more on the healthy side, we’ve got you covered. And don’t forget, these cookies for Valentine’s day also make great gifts for your loved ones!