The Ultimate Valentine Cookies

Celebrate February 14 by baking valentine cookies for your sweetheart. This is an easy recipe for cookie lovers to show off their affection and creativity.


Confectioners’ sugar 1 cup
Unsalted butter, softened 1 cup or 2 sticks
White vinegar 1 Tbsp
All purpose flour 2¼ cups
Ground ginger 1½ tsp
Baking powder ¾ tsp
Baking soda ¼ tsp
Salt ¼ tsp
Red food coloring


    Before adding dry ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, ground ginger, baking soda, salt together and set it aside.

  • Cream softened butter with confectioners’ sugar and white vinegar using an electric mixer until well combined.

    Red and white doughs for valentine cookies
  • Fold in the dry ingredients. Divide dough in half and mix red food color into one half. (If dough is too dry, add some water or milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.)

    Ready for baking

  • Roll dough on a lightly floured surface, about 1/8 inch thick. Use cookie cutters or templates to cut into heart shapes of different designs.

  • Valentine cookies
    Bake for about 5 minutes or until set but not brown. Allow your custom-made valentine cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 1 or 2 minutes before carefully transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

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