Easy Valentine Cookies (2024)

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These easy Valentine Cookies are soft, chewy and simply the best! Roll them in sprinkles, add some M&Ms and you have a Valentine’s cookie that you won’t be able to stop munching on!

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Hope you love these perfect Valentines cookies like I do!

You all know I love cookies- no surprise! But these are the most delicious have ever made.

They are a trifecta of deliciousness.

Chocolate. M&Ms. Sprinkles. (and they are chewy- soooo good!)

Why are they dangerous? Because I make them and I want to eat ALL. OF. THEM. So, I take a few, then quickly package them up to share with friends or my husband’s coworkers.

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These cookies are chewy and soft and extra delicious with the M&Ms!

Other cookies that I am currently loving:

  • S’mores Cookies (both stuffed and non-stuffed!)
  • Hot Cocoa Cookies
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I just can’t express how much I love these M&M cookies. But enough already let’s make them!

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The perfect Valentine's Day Cookie!

How to make easy Valentine cookies:

  • Heat your oven and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper
  • Whip up your butter and then cream with the sugar
  • Add in eggs and espresso powder then the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda
  • Mix in the M&Ms
  • Scoop the cookie dough into balls then roll sprinkles.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until just done.
  • Enjoy!!

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These really are such simple cookies- and yet so pretty!

What kind of sprinkles do I use for these easy Valentine Cookies?

I buy a variety of sprinkles (usually from Walmart) and then go to town mixing them.

Are these good without sprinkles?

Absolutely. I just love sprinkles and wanted to make these for a Valentine’s treat so I used pink and red sprinkles. Just as Chocolate M&M cookies they are quite tasty.

When making these without sprinkles I like to press a few extra M&Ms on top of the cookies before baking so they stand out!

This recipe is actually a variation of my chewy chocolate cookie recipe- so you can check that out if you don't want M&Ms or sprinkles.

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Even without sprinkles these are delicious!

How to store cookies:

Once cooled store in an airtight container for up to a week- but I bet you they will be eaten way before that!

Can I freeze the dough?

Yep! Scoop your dough, form into balls, roll in the sprinkles then place in a freezer zip lock baggie and freeze until ready to use- freeze for up to 2 months!

When ready to bake, preheat oven, take your cookie dough from the freezer place on a baking sheet and bake! No need to thaw. The cookies will most likely need a minute or two extra while baking.

There you have it- the best easy chocolate cookie that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Put these cookies in a baggie and give them as Valentines Gifts!

As a side note- are you a fan of sprinkles? I feel like people either love or hate them. I love them- my husband not so much.

Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions? Let me know in the comments below!

For more tasty Valentine desserts check out:

  • Dark Chocolate Valentines Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Cherry Heart Cookies
  • Red Velvet Cookies
  • The BEST Valentines Day Sugar Cookies
  • Chocolate Dipped Hi-Hat Cupcakes

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Easy Valentine Cookies

Author: Lisa

These easy Valentine Cookies are soft, chewy and simply the best! Roll them in sprinkles, add some M&Ms and you have a Valentine’s cookie that you won’t be able to stop munching on!

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 9 minutes mins

Total Time 19 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 30 cookies (2.5 dzn)


  • 1 cup unsalted butter cold*
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon espresso powder optional
  • 2 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups Candy Coated Chocolates I used Pink and Red M&Ms
  • Valentines Sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high until light and fluffy.

  • Add in the sugar and mix until full combined. You may need to scrap down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

  • Add in the vanilla, eggs, and espresso powder, if using, and mix until combined. Mixture will look really wet.

  • Turn the mixture to low and add in the flour ½ cup at a time then add the cocoa powder.

  • Turn the mixer up to medium speed and add in the baking powder and salt. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottoms.

  • Mix in the M&Ms

  • Scoop the cookie dough and form into 1-inch balls. Roll in sprinkles then place on prepared cookie sheet.

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  • Bake for 9-10 minutes.

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  • Remove from oven and enjoy!

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Tips and Tricks

  • I like to cube my butter so it’s easier/faster for the mixer to whip up.
  • I buy a few different sprinkles from the store and then mix them together


Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 236IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

Keyword easy valentine cookies, m&m cookie, valentine's cookie

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Post updated on 12/8/2020

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  1. Bageshri

    I am pure vegetarian.
    So Any substitute for eggs ?


    • Lisa

      I haven't tried these with any egg substitutes sorry!


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What do you write on a Valentine's cookie? ›

Sweetness Level: A generous dollop!
  1. I will always love you.
  2. Together Forever.
  3. Happy ever after is easy with you.
  4. Love, Hugs and good fortunes.
  5. I believe in you.
Feb 4, 2021

How long do sugar cookies last? ›

When left at room temperature, undecorated sugar cookies can last about a week. You can also decide to refrigerate them. In this case, the cookies will last about two weeks. Keep in mind though that they can start going stale after about a week.

How do you frost sugar cookies smooth? ›

Decorate your sugar cookies by first outlining the border, then filling in the middle with flood icing which should settle into itself. Use a toothpick or scribe tool to fill in any gaps by spreading the icing around, then tap the cookie on the counter a few times to help the icing settle into a smooth, even layer.

What are cookie quotes? ›

Cookie Quotes
  • “A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” – ...
  • “C is for cookie that's good enough for me.” – Cookie Monster Sesame Street.
  • “If you can't change the world with chocolate chip cookies, how can you change the world?” – ...
  • “Make the world a better place one cookie at a time.” – Unknown.

Can sugar cookies go bad? ›

The best way to store sugar cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature, with a layer of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer of cookies. Sugar cookies can last for up to two weeks at room temperature, up to a month in the refrigerator, and up to three months in the freezer.

Do cookies go bad in 2 days? ›

Most homemade cookies will maintain their taste and texture for up to 3 days. If you leave them out for too long, the cookies begin to harden or dry out. To prevent cookies from becoming stale, cover them with plastic wrap or keep in an airtight container.

Is it OK to leave sugar cookies out overnight? ›

Texture and Flavor Degradation

Aside from food safety concerns, leaving cookies out overnight can also affect their texture and flavor. Exposure to air and moisture can cause cookies to become stale, soggy, or dry, diminishing their overall quality and enjoyment.

Should sugar cookies be hard or soft? ›

The very best sugar cookies are soft and tender. → Follow this tip: One of the keys to great sugar cookies is mixing the dry ingredients only until they're just incorporated, and not a second longer. Once the dry ingredients are added, less mixing equals more tender cookies.

What is the secret to keeping cookies soft? ›

Putting a slice of fresh white bread in the container with the cookies will help the cookies stay soft: fresh bread is moist, and that slice will give up its moisture for the greater good: keeping the cookies from drying out.

Can I roll out Pillsbury sugar cookie dough? ›

Roll on floured surface until 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cutter. Bake 8 to 11 minutes.

Why do my cut-out cookies lose their shape? ›

One possible reason is the amount of baking powder in the dough. Make sure that this is measured carefully and use a level teaspoon. Also use a 5ml measuring teaspoon. Too much baking powder can cause the cookies to spread too much.

Why is my sugar cookie dough sticky? ›

When cookie dough is too sticky, you may have an imbalance of wet and dry ingredients. You can fix this by adding a teaspoon of flour or cornstarch at a time until your dough is just how you want. The added flour or cornstarch will absorb the excess liquid and reduce the dough's overall stickiness.

What are popular words for Valentine's Day? ›

Fall In Love With 14 Captivating Valentine's Day Words
  • cupid. A cupid is kind of like the official mascot of Valentine's Day. ...
  • star-crossed. People sometimes mistake the term star-crossed to mean that people are destined to be together. ...
  • admirer. ...
  • smitten. ...
  • unrequited. ...
  • woo. ...
  • lovebirds. ...
  • betrothed.
Feb 14, 2024

Are cookies a good Valentine's Day gift? ›

Gourmet cookies are the yummiest tradition disrupter around. Your loved ones deserve the very best, the yummiest, and the most creative gifts to celebrate their sweetness! This Valentine's Day, share your love with gourmet, handcrafted, organic cookies. It may just become a new Valentine's Day tradition.

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