Love is definitely in the air with these romantic and ravishing Valentine’s Day cookies.
Because nothing says ‘I love you’ like a plate of just-baked cookies.
And these aren’t just any cookies. They’re made with love and full of sweet goodness.
From sugar hearts and red velvet bites to chocolatey treats and buttery shortbread, this list of over 25 cookies is sure to hurry along Cupid’s arrow.
Bake them for a Valentine’s picnic, put a few in a box as a romantic treat, or serve them up to your honey for a Valentine’s breakfast in bed.
No matter what, they’re simply swoon-worthy. Time to bake some sweets for your sweetheart!
30 Loved-Up Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes
These crazy good cookies smell like heaven and taste like love.
They’re inspired by the classic candy, Heath bars, and they taste just like those chocolatey treats – except in cookie form.
Studded with chunks of crunchy toffee, they are a good place to start if you want to fall in love.
The secret to these romantic cookies is in the thick sugar icing.
Basic butter cookies (heart-shaped of course!) are topped with a colorful glaze, onto which you can pipe your favorite saying like ‘Be Mine’ or ‘Cutiepie.’
If you’re a romantic at heart, you’ll love this recipe.
These are a scaled-up version of the classic Valentine’s butter cookies.
They’re made with a basic vanilla butter dough and topped with a smooth buttercream frosting.
Add a touch of pink and red food coloring and you’ll have a platter of gorgeously bright mini-hearts.
Part cookie, part cupcake, sandwich cookies are the best.
This recipe gives them a romantic makeover for Valentine’s, adding a layer of pastel-pink buttercream between layers of chocolate hearts.
These taste a little like homemade Oreos and are perfect for parties (or after a romantic dinner).
Soft and chewy, these gorgeous cookies are insanely tasty.
They’re a vibrant red color and studded with sweet chunks of white chocolate, making for a very eye-catching plate.
Cozy up with your honey and a plate full of Linzer cookies this Valentine’s Day.
Easy to make, and very fun, these shortbread rounds are decorated with jam-filled cut-outs.
You can stick to traditional hearts, or try another shape that’s special to you.
And the cookies themselves are so delicious, they’ll become a year-round favorite.
Made with almond flour dough and citrus zest, these classy cookies are mouth-wateringly good.
Decadent and rich, chocolate is a must on romantic occasions.
These sophisticated yet simple chocolate chip cookies are made with chunks of Ghiradelli for a luxuriously cocoa-heavy taste.
No Ghirardelli? No problem! Any high-quality dark chocolate will work in this easy and adaptable recipe.
You can taste summer in every bite of these luscious berry treats.
The recipe uses fresh strawberries so you get all their intense juicy flavor.
And each cookie is topped off with a thin vanilla glaze that perfectly highlights the fruitiness.
Light, fluffy, and bursting with sweet strawberry flavor, they’re the perfect way to say ‘I love you.’
If chocolate is the aphrodisiac they say it is, you better be careful with these rich cocoa cookies.
Fudgey and dense, they’re intensely chocolatey.
Serve them with a maraschino cherry nestled in the soft center and drizzle with a thick chocolate fudge sauce for the full effect.
Valentine’s Day is the most popular day to propose, so why not get ahead of things with these traditional wedding cookies?
Served in South America for the nuptial celebrations, they’re a tasty treat for festive occasions.
Round shortbread cookies, they’re also referred to as butterballs and definitely live up to the name.
Rich, crumbly, and buttery, it’s hard to eat just one!
Notoriously light and airy, madeleines are often intimidating for novice cooks.
This simple recipe is unbelievably easy with just a few steps to creating the perfect pastry.
So don’t get flustered on Valentine’s Day. Whisk up this buttery batter, pour into a madeleine pan, and bake.
Enjoy warm and golden brown from the oven and you’ll wonder where these treats have been all your life.
This simple recipe is a beginner’s guide to French macarons, so if you’ve never made them, don’t worry.
You’ll get guidance at every step, covering tips, techniques, and tools. And it’s so worth it.
These delicate sandwich cookies don’t just look the part, they also taste like heaven.
They’re airy, light, crisp on the outside, and gorgeously gooey inside.
This is the treat to make if you’re looking to impress!
Sometimes, basic is best.
These deceptively simple vanilla cookies might not need a lot of fuss, but they’re crispy, crumbly, and full of buttery vanilla flavor.
An easy treat for Valentine’s, these are also a great option for the holidays, so save the recipe… you’ll need it!
Everyone should have a batch of cookie dough in their freezer. That’s how you’ll know you’re winning at life.
It’s also very convenient when you want cookies, but you have better things to do than whisk up batter.
Make this delicious dough ahead of time, pop it in the freezer, and pull it out whenever you’re ready.
Flavored with cocoa powder and cinnamon, these are welcome any time. But especially when you’ve something to celebrate, like new love.
Ok, so they may not have the most romantic name, but kitchen sink cookies are a great option for beginner bakers.
Incredibly easy, they’re a copycat of a Panera Bread recipe for chewy, chocolate chip cookies.
As the name suggests, you can throw anything in there once you’ve mastered the basic batter. Nuts, dried fruit, orange zest, mini-marshmallows.
This is a great starter recipe for creative cooks.
Elegant and sophisticated, meringues are a classy cookie that makes an impression.
Make your Valentine’s Day memorable with these airy and appetizing treats.
They’re flavored with a drop of vanilla and baked to crispy perfection.
If you really want to make a splash, add a touch of red food coloring and turn them into pink peaks.
Crinkle cookies are usually a Christmas food in my house, but I’m prepared to make a Valentine’s exception for this gorgeous recipe.
Vibrantly red, they don’t just look adorable. They’re also very yummy. You’ll taste hints of cocoa and vanilla in the soft and buttery crumb.
And there’s lots of intense sweetness thanks to the addition of white chocolate chips.
These decadent bites are definitely the thing for sweet-toothed lovebirds.
Confession time – I could (and sometimes do) eat dulce de leche straight from the jar with a spoon.
There’s just something about the winning combination of butter, caramel, treacle, and syrupy sweetness.
But I’m told it’s not socially acceptable to eat it straight, so this recipe is a good compromise.
You’ll still get all that rich goodness. Just spread in a thick, gooey layer between crumbly butter cookies.
The magical thing about these peanut butter blossoms is the chocolate kiss hiding in the center.
They’re the usual soft cookies but made with plenty of peanut butter and brown sugar for extra chewy texture and rich taste.
Drop a chocolate kiss in the center as they cool and add sprinkles if you really want to go the extra mile for your Valentine.
Fun and festive, these cookie pops are a great project for kids if you do Valentine’s with the family.
Heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies are skewered onto sticks, turning them into delicious pops.
Give them a coat of pink icing and some multi-colored sprinkles and you’ll have a party on a stick!
Zesty and bright, these lemon bites are sunshine in cookie form.
If love’s not enough to boost your mood, these will certainly do the trick.
This unique recipe turns boxed cake mix into soft, pillowy cookies that melt in the mouth.
They’re crinkly on top, spongy in the middle, and they’re best enjoyed with special friends or people that you want to become special friends.
If Romeo and Juliet had shared this huge red velvet cookie, I’ll bet their tale would’ve had a happier ending.
There’s no doomed love allowed around this dessert. It’s just too sweet and delicious.
Baked in a cast-iron skillet, this is a cookie that’s made to share.
Top it with thick chocolate syrup and a generous helping of ice cream, and things are sure to get romantic.
Sometimes, you’ll want gooey chocolate cookies for two, and sometimes, you’ll want something light and airy.
Float away while you flirt with these Valentine-ready wafers.
They’re made by dipping pink wafers into red candy melts and sprinkles and letting them chill until set.
Simple but adorably sweet, these are ideal for a Valentine’s engagement party or a romantic picnic.
Made with pastel pink strawberry cake mix, these soft cookies are super cute and super easy.
They bake to crumbly perfection in just 10 minutes so there’s no waiting around, pining over them.
And if you don’t have someone to give them to, even better! Sometimes, the best Valentine’s Days are the ones where you treat yourself.
Sweet and spicy, these ‘hot’ cookies will get you in the mood for romance.
Made with crushed Red Hot candies, they’re scented with warming cinnamon for a little kick.
These make a great gift. Dust them with sugar or sprinkle with more Red Hots if plating them up for that special someone.
These are colorful soft cookies, made with vanilla cake mix and studded with M&Ms.
They’re festive, easy, and a great way to use up all the candy in the house that was leftover from Christmas.
If your significant other loves Oreos, this recipe is a must-make.
Made with just three ingredients, they’re the perfect way to show you care, without actually making much of an effort.
Because who says love should be hard work?
Light and fresh, these sophisticated cookies are full of bright fruity flavor.
The tartness of the lemon is perfectly balanced with a hit of sweet raspberry, all wrapped up in a buttery cookie crumb.
It doesn’t get much cuter than these tiny teddy bears.
Each one holds a mini candy heart with endearing messages written on it like ‘love you’ and ‘cutie’.
And the good news is that you don’t need any baking or artistic skills to pull off this Valentine’s treat. Assembly is easy and there’s zero cooking involved!
The French do two things well – love and pastries.
So it’s no surprise that this French-inspired recipe is a hit for Valentine’s.
Gorgeously fluffy macarons are cut into perfect pink hearts and given a gooey layer of citrus-scented buttercream.
You’ll be in love from the first bite.
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