Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies

Valentine's Day Butter Cookies

If these cookies look and sound familiar, you aren’t crazy or even seeing double…this post is an oldie, but a goodie.  A Butter Cookies re-do!!!  I love re-do’s. I love taking a family favorite recipe and using it in a different way or reimagining the possibilities for that recipe.  This cookie recipe is so super easy to alter or change-up, for almost every season of the year or holiday that’s on the horizon.  Valentine’s Day is no exception.  I made these Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies yesterday for my family to get the celebration of love started.

Valentine's Day Butter Cookies

These Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes.  My mom has been making them for years; since I was a kid.  She typically uses chocolate sprinkles in them, but I really like to use colors and shapes that are specific to seasons and holidays.  It’s fun for my kids, makes for an easy treat and is an incredibly easy way to celebrate the season.

Valentine's Day Butter Cookies

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I wanted to make a sweet, homemade treat for my kiddos.  These Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies were a huge hit.  My 5-year-old scarfed down 6 cookies before the last batch were even out of the oven.  Yep! They are THAT good!  At a local grocery store, I found some heart-shaped sprinkles in all the gorgeous red, pink and purple tones that the holiday brings out.  To get this perfectly round cookie shape, instead of dropping the batter on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, roll about a teaspoon (give or take) of the dough in your hands to make a small ball.  This will yield a perfectly round cookies that’s just as delicious as ever!

Valentine's Day Butter Cookies

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, these Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies are chewy, buttery and just completely fabulous. Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies take an old classic and reimagines it for any Valentine’s Day celebration. Grab the recipe and get these babies in the oven for your sweetie tonight!

Butter Cookies
PREP TIME
15 mins
COOK TIME
15 mins
TOTAL TIME
30 mins
 

Deliciously simple Butter Cookies that can be adapted for any occasion, holiday or gathering.   These gorgeous cookies have been reimagined as Valentine's Day Butter Cookies.

COURSE: Cookies
CUISINE: American
SERVINGS: 1 Cookie
CALORIES: 92 kcal
INGREDIENTS
Dry Stuff
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar
Wet Stuff
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter Slightly softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, except the sugar.  Blend well.  

  3. In a separate large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.  

  4. Mix in the egg and the vanilla until well blended. Beat in a mixer for 3-5 minutes.  

  5. Slowly, add the dry ingredients until just combined.  

  6. Add your sprinkles and mix again.  The amount of sprinkles depends on how much color you want to see in your cookies.  

  7. On a well greased pan, space a heaping dollop (about 1 tbsp's worth) onto your pan.  You should fit nine dollops per tray.  3 rows of 3. 

  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are slightly browned.  Carefully transfer your cookies to a cooling rack.  

RECIPE NOTES

Sprinkles:

  • You can use whatever variation or color combination is sold at your local grocery store.  Typically, the color of the sprinkles depends on the season or upcoming holiday.  
  • There is no set amount of sprinkles to use in your cookies.   Keep adding them until you get the color pop you need. 

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