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Valentine Sugar Cookies

With just a few basic ingredients, homemade sugar cookies bake up into crispy deliciousness. Dip them in melted chocolate, add Valentine sprinkles and our Valentine Sugar Cookies become a festive treat for those you love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade cookies, sugar cookies without baking powder, Valentine sugar cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Beat butter and sugar until blended and fluffy.
  • Add flour and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Shape dough into 24 balls.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet 3-inches apart.
  • Place a small amount of sugar on a plate. Dip the bottom of a glass in water, then in the sugar. Press onto cookie dough balls to flatten to about 2-inches in diameter.
  • Bake 11 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • Cool 3 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish for 1 minute. Stir until melted and smooth. Microwave at additional 10 seconds intervals if necessary, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.
  • Dip each cookie halfway into the melted chocolate then sprinkle with valentine sprinkles.
  • Return cookies to the wire rack and let stand until the chocolate sets.


Makes 24 cookies
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Be sure to measure your flour correctly. Spoon flour into your measuring cup and level off with the flat end of a knife.
  • To soften butter to room temperature, microwave at 10 second intervals, checking after each interval.
  • Store cookies in a single layer in an airtight container.
  • You can also arrange cookies in a single layer, top with wax paper or parchment paper and arrange another single layer of cookies on top. It is important to separate the cookies with a layer of wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Cookies will stay fresh for about 2 days.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg