If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie recipe then I have you covered! This recipe never fails me! It is easy to make and so delicious. I also love that the dough is easy to work with and comes out perfect every time! I also love this recipe because it is a fun one for the kids to help with and sometimes I will even add food coloring to separated sections of dough so that they can get really creative. This is also a great sugar cookie recipe to use for classroom parties, especially if you are going to let the kids decorate their own cookies! You can find one of my favorite cookie cutter sets here on Amazon — it comes with over 100 cookie cutters!
I cook most of my cookies on Silicone Baking Mats these days, and you can find those here on Amazon (50% off and great reviews!). They are especially awesome for helping your sugar cookies to turn out just right.
Another awesome thing about these cookies is that they freeze wonderfully, so I usually make extras to tuck away in the freezer.
Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 cup sugar
½ cup coconut oil, solid
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
About ½ cup of powdered sugar or cornstarch for rolling the dough
In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, coconut oil, and cream. Beat on medium high with a mixer for 1 minute.
Add vanilla, egg, baking powder, and sea salt, and mix well.
Slowly add in flour ½ cup at a time. Mix well.
Split the dough into three equal pieces and wrap each section in plastic wrap. *You can also freeze this dough to thaw at a later time, and I will often double this recipe to do just that. Place dough in the refrigerator to rest for 1 hour. This will help the dough stiffen a little and it will be easier to work with.
Heat oven to 400 degrees and line cookie sheets with baking mats or parchment paper. *I love baking mats to help the cookies to bake evenly.
Sprinkle powdered sugar or cornstarch lightly on the rolling surface. Roll out the dough to about ⅛ inch thickness. I like to bring out the cookie dough as needed (which is why I separate it into thirds. This way the remainder of the dough stays firm and easy to work with)
Dust the cookie cutter with powdered sugar or cornstarch and cut out your cookies. Place the cookies on the lined pans about an inch apart.
Bake the cookies at 400 degress for 5 to 9 minutes. The edges should be lightly browned — keep a close eye on them to get them just right.
Cool cookies on the pan for 2 minutes then remove to cooling rack to cool completely. If you are looking for a great deal on cooking racks, these are my favorites and they also happen to get great reviews.
Serves: 6 dozen 2 – 3 inch cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes prep, 1 hour wait, 9 minutes to bake each batch = 2 hours 25 minutes total time start to finish.