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Making Valentine’s heart sugar cookies with kids in February will fill your heart with joy and love. Valentine’s is all about love and bring this love with a simple craft that is hands-on and full of laughter. Valentine’s Day cutout Sugar cookies are a fun way to brighten up the winter day.

The Perfect Simple Heart Sugar Cookie for Valentines

My mother Christene Landfear Kirchner, and her sister Lois Landfear Epps used crafting as a way to express creativity, teach skills to children, and help children developmentally and emotionally.

My mother, Christene, loves the Lord and loves her family. She enjoyed the holidays and would express her love to her family by making holidays special, exciting, and full of joy. One of my favorite holidays is Valentine’s, with its bright red and pink colors, hearts used, and every craft.

The Perfect Simple Heart Sugar Cookie for Valentines

Don’t forget to teach your children the skill of making an asymmetrical heart by simply using a piece of folded construction paper and a pair of scissors, to write Valentine’s Day cards, and love letters.  Go to my post on the fun art of cutting your paper hearts by hand.

One of the first crafting skills I learned after learning how to cut out a circle, was how to fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a perfectly symmetrical heart. My mother also taught my sister and me the skill of making paper snowflakes by hand. I can only imagine the creativity that would have been sparked and my mother with modern computer printables, and Cricut Crafts. This year I am going to make my paper heart with my Cricut Explore Air.  

I am so excited to brighten our home with beautiful cut-out valentines from my Cricut Craft Design Space.  If you are new to Cricut Design Space Check out Keys to Inspirations basic instructions on using your Cricut to fill your home with beautiful cut-out valentines.

The Perfect Heart Sugar Cookies

The Perfect Simple Heart Sugar Cookie for Valentines

Every Valentine’s Day, our home was filled with hearts. We would make these beautifully handcrafted cut hearts from construction paper and tape them to all the windows in the house. 

My mother also taught us how to make sugar cookies and cut them with all different shapes and sizes of heart cookie cutters. We would also use these cookie cutters to cut out biscuits out of Bisquick to decorate Valentine’s holiday with Valentine shaped biscuits instead of your traditional round biscuit.

The Perfect Simple Heart Sugar Cookie for Valentines

My mother used a basic sugar cookie dough for Heart valentines sugar cookies, the same recipe she used for Christmas cutout cookies recipe that she used as I was growing up, and I used with my children all through their growing up years was found in our church’s women’s Guild cookbook.

The Perfect Simple Heart Sugar Cookie for Valentines

I have kept Valentine’s tradition of making delicious sprinkled heart sugar cookies and frosting heart cookies every year. Even the grayest dark Ohio February day can be bright with a delicious frosted sugar cookie.  

How to Make Heart Sugar Cookies

  1. Clear all our kitchen counters as this can be a big project with little ones.
  2. Bring out all of your ingredients and supplies.
  3. Layout a cutting mat or wax paper on the counter.
  4. Dress your little ones in Valentine’s Apron or an old shirt.
  5. Mix your cookie dough and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  6. While you wait to write Love Letter and Valentine’s to Dad, Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles.
  7. Enjoy Rolling out the dough, tasting, and cutting the fun shapes.
  8. Either decorate with sprinkles before baking or Frost after baking.
  9. Have a blast!

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Simple Sugar Cutout Cookie Recipe

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  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 32 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


Simple Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies frosted or with sprinkles. So much fun to make with your children for Valentine’s Day. 


Units Scale
  • 1 cup Butter or Margarine
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • 6 tsp butter melted
  • 2 cups Confectionary Sugar


  1. Cream the butter and the sugar until well mixed with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  2. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix for about 1 minute
  3. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  4. And the flour mixture to the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla mixture together.
  5. Do not over mix when almost mixed mix with a spatula. 
  6. Chill the dough for 20 minutes to an hour.
  7. Roll out on a floured surface and cut into shapes.
  8. Bake at 350° for 9 to 10 minutes.


  • I have found that after a few batches of cookies you have reduce your baking time by a min.
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How to Cut Paper Hearts by Hand

You may also be interested in a simple craft to teach to your kids this Valentine’s Day. How to cut paper hearts by hand.

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  1. So cute! My girls would love to make those (or any other cookie…as long as it has sprinkles) Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  2. Sometimes you just can’t beat a simple basic family recipe for a special treat. Thanks for sharing. Pinning.

  3. My middle son loves sugar cookies but since I am not a fan of them I don’t have a great homemade recipe for him to try; he’ll enjoy making these. Pinned.

  4. It wouldn’t be February without making sugar cookies at my house. 🙂 I’ve already made them once and will make them again. One of my favorite cookies! Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.

  5. Hi Susan, what could be nicer than sitting down with a loved one on Valentine’s Day and sharing some heart shaped sugar cookies. Easy enough for children to make too.


  6. Simple really is the best. Your sugar cookie recipe looks yummy, and everything tastes better with sprinkles 🙂 Thanks for sharing this at the #happynowlinkup

  7. Good idea! I was thinking to have my daughter help me with something like this since we volunteered to bring snack for a class she goes to.

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