Looking for an inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift this year that isn’t a cheesy card? This Valentine’s Day, skip the heart-shaped box of chocolates and instead give your Valentine something scrumptious and less cliché: some warm, homemade Valentine’s Day cookies.
Not only are DIY V-Day cookies super sweet and fun to bake, they’re also waaaay more yummy than a box of mystery chocolates. Valentine’s cookies make the perfect Galentine’s Day gift, too. Really, they’re perfect for any partner, friend, bestie, or coworker in your life.
You don’t need to be an expert baker to whip up a batch. We’ve rounded up 15 quick and easy Valentine’s Day cookie recipes from some of our favorite food blogs that don’t take a culinary degree to master. Between all of the sugar cookie, heart-shaped and chocolate varieties, there’s bound to be a recipe that calls to you.
So whether you decide to box them up to give as a gift or eat them yourself on Valentine’s Day with a mug of boozy red velvet hot chocolate, Valentine’s Day cookies are sure to be a hit.
Heartbreak Cookies: Looking for a cheeky cookie that’s more anti-Valentine’s Day themed? This cookie recipe from A Cozy Kitchen is perfect for Galentine’s Day or for that friend who recently went through a breakup.
Heart Cookie Tree: For the ambitious bakers out there, this heart tree cut-out cookie recipe from A Spicy Perspective is the Instagram-ready dessert that will impress your Valentine (and your social media following).
Raspberry Shortbread Heart Cookie With A Raspberry Cream Cheese Marshmallow Dip: This recipe from A Farm Girl’s Table had us at “raspberry cream cheese marshmallow.” Yum!
Pink and red-colored cookies
Red Velvet Blossoms: Hershey’s Kisses are the perennial Valentine’s Day candy, so combining them with red velvet cookies, as Dessert Now Dinner Later has done in this recipe, is obviously the best idea ever.
Chocolate Valentine’s Day cookies
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies: All you need to do to Valentine-ify chocolate chip cookies is add red and pink-colored chips. This recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs makes for a super-soft and chewy cookie, thanks to the addition of ground oats and an extra egg yolk.