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Heart-Shaped Cookies

Updated on October 17, 2014

Cookies Are Even Better When They're Heart-Shaped!

What's better than a cookie? A heart-shaped cookie, that's what!

I love cookies of all types - sugar cookies, chocolate-chip cookies, shortbread, peanut butter cookies. You name the cookie, and I love it!

Another great things about cookies is that they make great gifts!

This lens shows you how to turn a regular cookie into a heart-shaped treat for that special someone.

Heart-shaped cookies are great for Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. They're just a great way to just say "I Love You" on any occasion.

Here are four of my favorite heart-shaped cookie recipes. Enjoy!

(Photo Credit: bubolinkata)

Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies
Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 4-1/2 Hours

Serves: Depends on Cookie Size


  • 1 -1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 -1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 -1/2 Sticks (3/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter or Margarine at Room Temperature


  1. 1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla pale and fluffy.
  2. 2. With mixer on low speed, beat in flour just until blended.
  3. 3. With lightly floured hands, shape dough into thin disk, approximately 1-inch-thick.
  4. 4. Wrap and chill dough in plastic wrap for at least 4 hours, until firm enough to roll.
  5. 5. Heat oven to 325°F.
  6. 6. Lightly flour rolling surface and rolling pin
  7. 7. Roll dough to about 3/8-inch thickness.
  8. 8. Cut out cookies with heart-shaped cookie cutter. (A 1-1/2 inch cutter was used to make this recipe. If another size is used, you may need to alter cooking time.)
  9. 9. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet(s).
  10. 10. Sprinkle each cookie with granulated sugar..
  11. 11. Bake 11 to 13 minutes until set. Do not cook until brown or cookies will be overdone.
  12. 12. Remove cookies from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely.
  13. 13. Cookies can be stored or frozen in airtight containers.
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Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

Easy Peasy Heart Cookies - Delicious Sugar Cookies

  • 1 18 oz. Roll Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 2/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • Red Food Color
  • Pink or White Fine Crystal Sugar
  • 1 Lb. Confectioners' Sugar (for Royal Icing)
  • 3 Tablespoons Powdered Egg Whites (for Royal Icing)


  1. Additional Items Needed:
  2. Rolling Pin
  3. Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters
  4. Quart-Sized Ziptop Bags
  5. Small Paint Brush
  6. 1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  7. 2. Knead together cookie dough and flour
  8. 3. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1 inch.
  9. 4. Cut out cookies with heart-shaped cookie cutters.
  10. 5. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet(s)
  11. 6. Bake 8 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
  12. 7. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  13. 8. Make Royal Icing: With electric mixer on low speed, beat 1 pound of confectioners' sugar together with 3 Tablespoons of powdered egg whites until well mixed. Add 6 Tablespoons of water and beat until well-blended. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until the icing is very thick and white (about 8 minutes). Makes about 2-1/2 cups of icing.
  14. When cookies are completely cool, decorate them as follows:
  15. 1. Place about 3/4 cup of Royal Icing into a 1-quart ziptop bag.
  16. 2. Squeeze out all air and seal bag.
  17. 3. Using red food coloring, tint the remaining icing (icing not in bag) pink. Thin this icing so that it can be painted on cookies by adding water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the mixture is thin enough to spread/paint.
  18. 4. Snip the top off one corner of the icing bag. Pipe an outline onto each of the cookies and let them dry for about five minutes.
  19. 5. Dip brush into pink icing and spread it onto the cookies, inside the piped borders. (The borders will keep the icing from dripping down the sides of the cookies.)
  20. 6. While the pink icing is still wet, sprinkle area with colored red, white or pink sugar crystals.
  21. 7. Let cookies dry completely, about 2 hours.
  22. 17. If desired, you can use any reserved white icing (unthinned) to pip words onto the iced cookies!
Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies
Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 1-1/2 Hours

Serves: Approx. 30 Cookies

Raspberry Hazelnut Heart Cookies - Sometimes Called 'Sandwich Cookies'

  • 1 18 -oz. Roll of Regrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1 Cup Chopped & Toasted Hazelnuts
  • 3/4 Cup Seedless Red Raspberry Jam
  • Confectioners' Sugar


  1. 1. Place hazelnuts in food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  2. 2. Cut cookie dough into small chunks.
  3. 3. Place cookie dough chunks into food processor with nuts and pulse until well-blended.
  4. 4. Remove dough from food processor and divide into quarters.
  5. 5. Roll each portion of dough between 2 sheets of wax paper until approximately 1/8th of an inch thick.
  6. 6. Freeze rolled dough on a flat surface for at least 30 minutes, until firm.
  7. 7. Pre-Heat oven to 350°F.
  8. 8. Working with one portion of dough at a time, remove top sheet of wax paper. and cut out as many 2 1/2-in. hearts as possible. If dough becomes soft while you're working with it, return it to the freezer until it firms up again.
  9. 9. Place cookie hearts on ungreased baking sheets.
  10. 10. Use 1 1/2-in. cookie cutters to cut centers out of half of the hearts.
  11. 11. Bake cookies for 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  12. 12. Cool slightly before gently removing cookies to wire rack(s) to cool completely. NOTE: Cookies are very fragile!
  13. 13. Spread approximately 1 teaspoon of seedless raspberry jam on each whole heart.
  14. 14. Top each whole heart with a cutout heart
  15. 15. Dust with confectioners' sugar
Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Hearts - Just One Goes a Long Way!

  • Large Tub of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (available in most supermarkets)
  • Heart Shaped Cookie Pans
  • Aerosol Butter Spray


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. 2. Spray sides and bottoms of heart-shaped cookie pans with aerosol butter spray
  3. 3. Place about 7 tablespoons of chocolate chip cookie dough into each baking pan.
  4. 4. With fingers, press cookie dough firmly and evenly into the bottom of each pan.
  5. 5. Place each baking pan on the middle rack of the pre-heated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Times may vary according to the size of the pans and amount of dough, so check to make sure a toothpick placed into the cookie comes out clean before removing from oven.
  6. 6. Remove pan from oven and allow cookie to cool in pan for 10 - 15 minutes.
  7. 7. Remove cookie from pan and serve.
  8. 8. If desired you can also decorate the cookie by drizzling melted chocolate over the top.

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      MaryMitchell 4 years ago

      I'm addicted to cookies of any shape, but these heart shaped ones are really mouth-watering!

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      stretchmarks66 5 years ago

      Lovely biscuit ideas!

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      puerdycat lm 6 years ago

      Every once in a while, I go all hearts, roses and cookies ... !

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Cute, cute! I love heart-shaped cookies...really heart-shaped anything :) This yummy cookie lens is featured on my inside out heart cups and saucers (not yet published, I'll hurry :)