Simple Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 30
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter (or ¾ cups butter) - softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Red food coloring
  • Red Chocolate Melts (I use Wilton brand)
  • Valentine sprinkles
  1. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy
  2. Add in eggs, vanilla and food coloring and blend well
  3. In a separate bowl. combine flour, salt and baking powder
  4. Blend flour into sugar and butter mixture and beat with mixer until thick dough forms
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  6. Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350F
  7. Clean off counter space or use a large cutting board and dust a little flour over surface
  8. Using a rolling pin, smooth out dough into a thin layer and press the cookie cutter to form shapes
  9. On a greased baking pan, cook cookies for exactly 8 minutes
  10. Remove from oven and transfer to plate to finish cooling
  11. Melt red chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring between microwave sessions until chocolate reaches desired consistency
  12. Using a spoon, spread a small amount of chocolate across the cookie and pour sprinkles on top
  13. Yields roughly 30-40 cookies, depending on cookie thickness
Recipe by Southern Made Simple at