Valentine’s Day Heart Sandwich Cookies

I love making holidays special for my family. Whether it’s by decorating the house or making special treats or big meals, doing something a little extra special goes a long way to making great memories together.

These heart-shaped Valentine’s Day sugar cookies are just the thing to bring a smile to your sweetheart’s face this year. They look like a fancy, gourmet treat, but in reality, are pretty easy to make.

Heart-shaped Valentine's Day sandwich cookies on a napkin

The cookies are made from scratch, but I did take a little help from the store and used store-bought strawberry frosting and sprinkles for the decorations.

If you want to make your own frosting, I recommend the strawberry frosting in this cupcake recipe from my friend Shelly at Frugal Family Home. (The cupcakes are great too!)

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Heart-shaped sugar cookies on a cutting board sitting next to a bowl of sprinkles and frosting in a piping bag

To make your heart-shaped cookies, start by creaming sugar and butter together in a large mixing bow, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, whipping until creamy, 2-3 minutes.

Add in vanilla extract and egg, continue to mix, then sift in flour and baking powder. The mixture will be stiff so you might have to use your hands to finish mixing, if needed.

Divide the dough into 3-4 smaller batches, and then use a rolling pin to roll out one batch of dough at a time onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4″ thick.

Use heart cookie cutters to cut out the heart shaped cookies. You will want a even amount of cookies to make the treats.

Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2″ apart, then bake for 7-9 minutes and let cool completely.

Heart-shaped sugar cookie with pink frosting piped around the edge

When the cookies are completely cool, you can start decorating. The easiest way to apply the frosting is with a piping bag. These disposable piping bags are easy to use and don’t require any clean-up…you just toss them out when finished.

Pipe a line of frosting around the edge of a cookie with your piping bag. I like a rather thick line of frosting, but you can choose how much frosting you use depending on the size of the tip on your piping bag. This set of tips has a good variety of sizes.

Heart-shaped sugar cookies sandwiched together with pink frosting

To make the sandwich, place a second heart cookie on top of the frosting, and tap it gently to adhere.

hand holdin Heart-shaped Valentine's cookie sandwich dipped in sprinkles

To apply the sprinkles, pour them into a small bowl, then gently press the frosted sides of the cookies into the sprinkles until they stick.

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Valentine Heart Sandwich Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Valentine's Day
Cook Time 9 minutes
Author Erin Myers

Ingredients

  • 1 C. butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 C. flour
  • strawberry frosting (I used strawberry)
  • heart cookie cutter
  • round frosting tip
  • disposable piping bag
  • Valentine sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, combine the softened butter. Whip until creamy, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract and egg, continue to mix.

  4. Sift in the 3 cups of flour and baking powder.
  5. The mixture will be stiff so use your hands to finish mixing, if needed.
  6. Divide the dough into 3-4 smaller batches.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick.
  8. Use the heart cookie cutters to cut out the heart shaped cookies. You will want a even amount of cookies to make the treats.

  9. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart.

  10. Place the cookies in the oven.
  11. Bake for 7-9 minutes and let cool completely.
  12. Attach the frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with strawberry frosting.
  13. Gently frost the edges of the bottom of a heart shaped cookie.
  14. Gently place another heart shaped cookie bottom side down on the frosting so it creates a cookie sandwich.
  15. Pour the Valentine sprinkles into a small dish and gently press the sides the cookie sandwich into the Valentine sprinkles.

  16. Repeat with all the cookies.

Heart-shaped Valentine's Day sandwich cookie on a napkin sitting near a glass of milk

Wasn’t that easy? The kids could even do most of the workΒ  on these yummy treats! (You still want to supervise around the oven though!)

Your family and friends will love these beautiful gourmet-looking Valentine’s Day sugar cookies, and love you even more for taking the time to make them πŸ™‚

Happy Valentine’s Day!

21 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Heart Sandwich Cookies”

  1. Yummy cookies for Valentine’s day. We’ve made chocolate heart cookies with strawberry frosting that was so good. Now I see your cookies and I’m thinking a combination of chocolate and vanilla cookies would be so good too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are cute as can be and they look delicious. My grandchildren would love making these! Thank you for sharing on Party in Your PJ’s. Pinned and shared.

  3. 5 stars
    Your Valentine Day Heart Sandwich Cookies look amazing and a very special treat for Valentine Day! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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