Valentine's Day Cookies (2024)

You’re sure to win over your sweetheart with this amazing Valentine’s Cookies recipe that includes my favorite soft and chewy peanut butter cookies, with a Reese’s peanut butter heart pressed into the center.

I love easy Valentine’s recipes! Try my Sugar Cookie Bars, Valentine’s Cupcakes, or Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

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I’m a bit of a cookie snob, and these Valentine’s Day cookies fit the bill for my ideal cookie; slight crisp to the outside, but is really soft and chewy. Top with a Reese’s peanut butter heart candy and I can’t think of any better cookies to make on Valentine’s day. They are fantastic!

How to Make Heart Cookies:

1. Cream butter and sugar. Start with mixing together the butter, shortening, brown sugar and white sugar.

2. Add the eggs (room temp) and vanilla.

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3. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.

4. Scoop into dough balls. The dough will be pretty soft. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop the dough. This recipe will make about 2 dozen cookies.

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5. Roll in sugar. Roll each dough ball lightly in granulated sugar and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

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6. Bake for 7-10 minutes. Keep in mind these homemade Valentine’s cookies will set up as they cool, so don’t over bake them.

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7. Cool and add chocolate heart. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before pressing an unwrapped Reese’s heart in the center. Remove them to a wire cooling wrack to cool completely.

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Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make Ahead: The cookie dough may be refrigerated for up to 2 days before baking.

To Freeze: Once cooled, place in a freezer safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

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  • Classic Soft Sugar Cookies
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

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Recipe

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Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

Win over your sweetheart with this amazing Valentine's Day Cookies recipe that includes my favorite soft and chewy peanut butter cookies, with a Reese's peanut butter heart pressed into the center.

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Author Lauren Allen

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 24

Calories 225

Cost 7

Prep 15 minutes mins

Cook 10 minutes mins

Total 25 minutes mins

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • In a mixing bowl cream together butter, shortening, peanut butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

  • Add and eggs, mixing after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.

  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

  • Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix gently to combine. Don’t over-mix. The dough will be very soft.

  • Pour remaining ½ cup of granulated sugar into a small bowl. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  • Scoop dough into balls and then roll in sugar.

  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, just until set. They will be pale, and look just barely set. Don’t over-bake them or they will be hard once cooled.

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, and then transfer to cooling rack.

  • Press an unwrapped Reese’s heart to the center of each warm cookie. Allow cookies to cool completely.

  • Store leftover cookies in a container at room temperature, or they freeze very well.

Notes

To Make Ahead: The cookie dough may be refrigerated for up to 2 days before baking.

To Freeze: Once cooled, place in a freezer safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 151mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

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I originally shared this recipe January 2018. Updated January 2020 and January 2022.

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