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Pillsbury Valentines Day Cookies Recipe

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This Pillsbury Valentines Day Cookies Recipe is the real deal! It tastes just like Pillsbury Cookies, but they’re 100% homemade! When it comes to Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts, add this simple cookie recipe to your list!

I love adding homemade frosting to the top of these cookies. It adds such a fun look – and taste! Soft cookies paired with mounds of frosting are the best!

I’m a sucker for a good cookie and frosting, and this dessert recipe has them both. Now is the time to treat your tastebuds and love every single bite.

These are not only perfect for Valentine’s Day but also great to make all year long. You can easily change the color of the frosting to make them festive for all the holidays throughout the year.

Pillsbury Valentines Day Cookies Recipe

Making the cookies are a breeze, so get ready to love that part. The hard part of this cookie recipe is being patient to add the frosting!

I’m a big fan of making homemade frosting, but being patient for the cookies to cool down is not one of my strong points. I’ve found throughout the years that it’s an important step, but it’s one that I literally am counting down the minutes during.

I love making these cookies for my boys for a holiday. They’re a simple and fun cookie recipe that anyone can easily do. The boys will even help me sometimes because they love to add as much frosting to the cookies as possible!

Can I use storebought frosting?

You can always use storebought frosting and don’t feel bad about it. Sometimes, life is busy. I get that 100%.

I love making my frosting from scratch, but if you are running low on time, buy it and spread it on top! And I won’t tell anyone if you don’t!

And sometimes, we need a break by having something easy to use. Just do me a favor and make these cookies with the DIY frosting first, and then come back and make the cookies with canned frosting another time.

Then you can compare the difference and see what you like best!

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Make it a Meal:

Now is the time to start meal planning! You can make it a simple process and love the outcome every time. It’s such a great stress reliever!

Below is a very easy way to plan some of the day’s meal planning.

Main Dish: Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Recipe

Vegetable Side: Healthy Roasted Hawaiian Medley

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Pink Mocktails

Once you make this Frosted Sugar Cookies Recipe, it’s going to have you craving even more homemade sweet treats. Trust me, I’m always like that, too!

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I love the flavor of these Oreo Peppermint Cookies!

My boys love this Red Velvet Box Cake Valentine Cookies Recipe!

It’s no secret why everyone loves this Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookies Recipe!

How do I soften hard cookies?

Once the cookies are a day or two old, they will lose their softness. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them, but if you want to soften them, read on! (You also need to be sure that you’re storing them in an airtight container so that they stay as fresh as possible for as long as possible!

The easiest way to soften them is to pop them in the microwave for a very short time. The reason that I say “very short” is because if you put them in there for too long, the frosting is going to melt off.

You can also scrape off the frosting, warm them, and then spread them back on top. There are options to enjoy the process!

If you decide to soften up your cookies, enjoy them when they’re ready to eat!

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Pillsbury Valentines Day Cookies Recipe

Pillsbury Valentines Day Cookies Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute

This Pillsbury Valentines Day Cookies Recipe is one of the best! You get to make the cookies, and also make the frosting as well!


Ingredients for Cookies:

  • 1 white or yellow boxed cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • ½ cup of melted butter (one stick)

Ingredients for Frosting:

  • ½ stick softened butter (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pink food coloring (optional)
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles or other decorations


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

Mix the cake mix, melted butter, cake mix, eggs, and cornstarch into a bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine—place in the fridge to firm up the dough.

Use a cookie scoop (small) and add 12 cookie dough balls to the baking sheet. Put in the oven and bake for 8-11 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies turn golden brown.

Once the cookies are done baking, please remove them and place them on a wire rack to cool.

As the cookies are cooking, it's time to make the frosting.

Instructions for Frosting:

Place the softened butter into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. This will take about 2 minutes.

Mix in the vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar. Mix on medium until small peaks form. If you are adding food coloring, do it now.

Put the frosting into a prepared bag and frost each cookie. Add sprinkles. (You can also just add the frosting with a knife)

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/16/2023

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