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Best Ever Valentine Sugar Cookies

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I’m 100% serious when I say this is the Best Ever Valentine Sugar Cookies Recipe. They’re fun to make, they’re soft and chewy, and they’re festive. What more could you want? When it comes to Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts, you can’t go wrong with these.

I love the flavor of these sugar cookies, and I think you’ll all agree. They’re perfect for sharing with your family and friends! Get your cookie snack on!

I know what you’re thinking…Can I give a cookie recipe the title “best ever”? Well, I think yes. Because it’s my cookie recipe, and I love it. LOL. Simple, right?

But trust me when I say these are the perfect cookies for Valentine’s Day. Everyone is going to love loading up their hands and chowing down!

Best Ever Valentine Sugar Cookies Recipe

The fun part about making these cookies is that they’re soft and melt in your mouth. Not all cookies do this, but these do. It’s because of the shortening and butter combination, which I love.

Pair that with the extract flavors, and you’ll love how these cookies turn out. They’re a surprise because they’re super sweet, with a pinch of salt that hits your tastebuds just right.

My boys are cookie monsters, literally, and they love this easy cookie recipe. It’s a super fun way to share a plate of cookies while celebrating Valentine’s Day at home. Better than that, they even make a great gift idea too!

How do I store cookies to keep them soft?

Storage of leftover cookies is important! To keep these cookies soft, you must store them properly immediately.

Be sure to let the cookies cool down, then store them in an airtight container or bag. Making sure they aren’t warm is key, or they will release moisture into the bag, turning them into mush or making them soggy.

You can also put them into a freezer bag after they’ve cooled so you can portion out some homemade cookies and save them later.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

I’ve been meal planning for years, and it’s such a breeze now. Everyone in the house loves that I can plan the meals in no time!

Here is a super simple way to easily meal plan, too!

Main Dish: Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Spirals

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe

Once you make this Sugar Cookie Recipe, it’s time to get your belly hungry for all the other cookie recipes. I know that there are a ton, but don’t fret!

Here are a few of my favorite cookie recipes that I really think you’re going to love. And the best part? You can start at the top of the list and work your way down.

A batch of these Red Velvet Box Cake Valentine Cookies is super simple to whip up!

Check out these Heath Cake Mix Cookies. I love using a cake mix to make them!

These Snickerdoodle Cookies are so soft and chewy!

Give your oven a break and make these No Bake Christmas Cookies.

Gingerbread Cookies are super fun and easy to make! A must for the holidays!

Everyone in my house grabs at least two every time I make these Gingerbread Cookies!

Are you looking for a citrus flavor? Check out this Cranberry Orange Cookies Recipe!

While you might question this step in the recipe, please don’t skip it! There’s a method to the madness, which is an important part of the instructions.

If you don’t want the cookies to spread too much on the baking sheet, putting the dough in the fridge will help with that.

The cooler temperature helps to make the fats in the cookie dough solid, which means that as the cookies are baking, those fats won’t melt and spread out as much!

This means the cookies are less likely to run together as they’re baking, which is excellent.

More Desserts with Sprinkles Recipes:

Best Ever Valentine Sugar Cookies

Best Ever Valentine Sugar Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes

These are the Best Ever Valentine Sugar Cookies! They're a soft and delicious cookie recipe that everyone can easily love! They make the perfect homemade gift idea for Valentine's Day as well!


  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • ½ stick of buttered shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles (you can also use non-pareils, sanding sugar or other types of sprinkles or toppings)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet.

Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Use a whisk to combine and then set aside.

Add the shortening, butter, extracts, and sugar in a different mixing bowl. Use a mixer to combine well.

Slowly combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Place the bowl in the fridge to firm up the dough.

Use a small cookie scoop and put 12 cookie dough balls that you've rolled in sprinkles onto the baking sheet. Space them evenly.

Put the baking sheet in the oven for 10-18 minutes. Once the bottoms turn golden brown, they need to be removed.

Take the baked cookies out of the oven and cool them on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 829mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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Kimika Martin

Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Is this a typo? Or does this recipe need 12 teaspoons of sea salt?


Tuesday 31st of October 2023

Thank you for spotting that! I changed it to 1 tsp of salt!


Monday 20th of February 2023

I hope that is a 1/2 tsp of salt and not 12 as written


Tuesday 31st of October 2023

The recipe has since been corrected. Thank you!


Wednesday 25th of January 2023

The recipe says 12 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt). Maybe you meant 1/2 teaspoon? Also can I substitute regular table salt? Thank you for your help. My daughter loves sugar cookies so I'm looking for recipes.


Tuesday 31st of October 2023

Yes, the recipe has been adjusted. Thank you. I've never made it with table salt so I'm unsure of how the substitute would work.

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