Valentine Cookie Cutters
Make this Valentine’s Day extra special with our Valentine cookie cutters cut out cookie recipe! This recipe is easy and delicious, plus it will help you celebrate this special day. Simply follow step-by-step instructions with basic ingredients from around your house to make this delicious treat.
There are so many fun foods that you can prepare for your special Valentine’s Day celebration. No matter if you are making a Valentine’s Day treat, or meal for your significant other, or just planning for a fun family occasion, there are so many things you can do.
Today, we are excited to share with you a delicious cookie recipe that you can make to help celebrate your special day with loved ones. We are also excited to share with you some other ideas that you can do in addition to making this cookie recipe, that allow you to put your cookie cutters to good use.
Valentine’s day and cookie cutters
Valentine’s Day is a fun time to let people in your life know how much you care about them. There are so many good foods that you can make to help you celebrate. Our Valentine’s Day cookie cutters cut-out cookie recipe is easy and delicious, plus it will help catch you in the spirit of the holiday celebration.
Not only can you make some amazing cookies using the recipe below, but you can also add fun heart shapes to many other foods using your Valentine’s Day cookie cutters.
Valentine Cookie Cutters Cutout Cookie Recipe ~ Make your Valentine something special and homemade this year!
Valentine’s Day cookie cutters cut-out cookie recipe will help you make your Valentine’s Day something special with these homemade treats this year. This cookie recipe is easy to make, delicious to enjoy and looks amazing. You can dazzle your special loved ones with this delicious recipe.
Bake Your Own With Quality Cookie Cutters
You can easily make your own homemade Valentine treats simply by using some cookie cutters that allow you to shape your cookies into your desired Valentine’s Day shapes. With this easy recipe, you can make delicious cookies, to enjoy with your special someone.
Ingredients to make Chocolate Chip Heart Shaped Cookie Bars:
There are several basic ingredients needed to make these cookies. Below is the list of all the ingredients you will need to gather before making these delicious cookies.
Butter. For your butter, salted butter typically works better, however, unsalted will work as well if you are trying to cut back on your sodium intake. I would recommend using your normal salted butter for this recipe.
Granulated sugar. To make these cookies you will want to use granulated sugar, this will work well to help sweeten your cookies.
Brown sugar. It is important to use a combination of sugar and brown sugar. For this recipe, you can choose to use either light brown sugar or darker brown sugar. Either one will work.
Eggs. Although any size of eggs can be used, I would recommend using medium or large eggs. For this recipe, you want to use the entire egg.
Baking soda. You will want to include baking soda for this recipe that will help your cookies rise.
Baking powder. Adding baking powder in addition to baking soda will allow your cookies to become a little puffier than normal.
Vanilla. Typically, I use vanilla extract for this recipe, however, any type of vanilla flavoring will work well.
Salt. For your salt, you can use regular table salt, or if you want sea salt can also be used. There’s no need to get fancy however, regular table salt will work just fine.
All-purpose flour. Blanched or unblanched flour will both work when making these cookies. You can also use flour that has been shifted if you wish, however it is not necessary for these cookies.
Cocoa powder. Cocoa powder will be added to half of your cookie batter to make the red velvet portion of the cookies. It is important to use a lighter cocoa powder, so you will want to avoid Dutch powder if possible.
Red food coloring. Red food coloring is an optional ingredient. However, adding red food coloring gives you that iconic Red Velvet appearance to half of your cookie dough. You can use any kind of red food coloring, for a lighter color use liquid, for a more prominent red color you can try using gel food coloring.
Chocolate chips. Chocolate chips in this case are to be melted in 30 second increments until they are completely melted. Then drizzle on top of you are finished and cooled cookies.
How To Make These Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:
The process of making Valentine’s Day chocolate chip cookies is easy. If you want to make it even easier you can make them in a bar then cut out your cookie shapes. However, we are going to walk through the process of making a bit more of a fancy cookie appearance.
Please keep in mind that you can prepare the cookies any way you wish after the dough is made. The decoration of your valentine cookie cutter cut-out cookies is completely up to you. The cookies can be cut out after they are baked, or you can follow our instructions.
To begin, you want to make your cookie dough. And a mixing bowl combine everything except for the cocoa powder and red food coloring. Stir until your cookie dough is combined, then remove half of the dough. With your remaining half of the dough, add cocoa powder and red food coloring. Mix until combined, and to your desired color. Chill both of your dough for at least 30 minutes.
After your dough has chilled, shape your cookies, and bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely. Next, melt your chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate on top of your cold cookies. Serve and enjoy.
Swirls of Love Cut-Out Cookies
There are so many ways you can prepare your cookie dough before baking. One great way to make swirls that is easy, is to swirl your cookie dough together in balls or other shapes before baking. Get creative and have fun with the process!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen
Temperature: 375°F (190°C)
1 cup butter, soft
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
2 ½ to 3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp cocoa powder
Red food coloring, as desired
10 oz chocolate chips, melted
5 oz white chocolate chips, melted
- In a mixing bowl cream your soft butter. Once creamy, add sugar and brown sugar, cream together once more. Add eggs, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Stir until combined. Add flour and stir until the dough is firm. Next, remove half of your cookie dough and place it into a clean container to refrigerate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then, take your remaining cookie dough in your mixing bowl and add cocoa powder, and red food coloring. Stir to combine. Refrigerate the remaining cookie dough for 30 minutes as well.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)
- Marble: for a marbled appearance, take your cookie dough and combine the red velvet dough with your plain cookie dough. Roll out your dough and use your cookie cutters to cut your shapes. Place your shapes on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden. Remove and allow to fully cool before drizzling with melted chocolate. Serve and enjoy!
- Checkered: for a checkered appearance, roll out your cookie dough individually, and cut into small matchstick pieces, arrange in a checkered pattern, and cut squares. Use a cookie cutter and cut your shapes. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips, serve and enjoy.
If your cookies are spreading too much, refrigerate your cookies for 10-15 minutes before baking. This will help your cookies retain their shapes better.
We have estimated our nutritional facts based upon the assumption that this recipe makes approximately 24 cookies. Therefore, one serving is equal to 1/24 of the above recipe, or one cookie. This recipe is estimated to contain 176 calories per serving. It is also estimated to contain 8.2 g total fat, 34 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 24.5 g total carbohydrates, and 1.9 g protein.
Tips from the Kitchen
There are all kinds of ways you can go about preparing the cookies. We have given our suggested idea for making the cookies; however, you can prepare the designs of the cookies any way you wish.
One great way is to roll the dough together after it has been prepared, then cut your cookie shapes out of the dough that has been rolled together. This will allow you to get a marble look. For a very easy method that involves little, you could also simply roll the two kinds of dough together, then place your balls of dough on a cookie sheet. You could also bake the entire cookie dough together in a 9 x 13 cake pan, then cut heart shapes out of the cookie bars.
Have Valentine’s Day Fun With Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutters
Not only can you make the delicious cookie recipe given below, but you can also do other fun things with heart shapes for Valentine’s Day. There are so many food items that you can make heart-shaped using your Valentine’s Day cookie cutters. Below are a few ideas to get your creativity going.
There are so many breakfast foods that you can cut into heart shapes using your cookie cutters. You can use your cookie cutters as molds as well when baking breakfast foods. For instance, when making anything in a skillet, such as pancakes, eggs, or French toast, use your cookie cutters as a mold to pour your eggs or pancake batter into. Then, add your food, cook it, and you will have heart shapes. You could also use your cookie cutters to cut out your finished French toast, toast, biscuits, and any other breakfast foods.
There are many lunch foods that you can cut into heart shapes as well. Think of sandwiches, cheese, pickles, peppers, fruit, or vegetables. Anything that is big enough to fit inside a variety of sized heart cookie cutters can be cut into your desired Valentine’s Day shapes. This is a great way to cut hearts and all different kinds of food to help get your point across.
Dinner foods can also be cut into heart shapes. Things such as melon, fruit salad, steaks, hamburgers, sliders, pizza, and sausages can all be cut into a heart or other Valentine’s Day shapes. Making your food heart-themed allows you to make a memorable meal for your significant other.
There are so many desserts that can be made and cut into valentine shapes or cut into your Valentine shapes and then made. Our Valentine’s cookie cutters cutout cookie recipe is one of these recipes that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
Decorated Valentine’s Day Cookie Ideas
There are several different recipe variations, that allow you to make Valentine’s Day cookies using cookie cutters to shape your food. Some are dessert recipes like our featured recipe, while others allow you to use the cookie cutters as molds. Below are a few of the more popular valentines’ ideas for you.
Chocolate Chip Heart Cookies
Chocolate chip heart-shaped cookies can be made using your basic chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. To make these, you simply take your ball of chocolate chip cookie dough and place it inside of a cookie cutter. Carefully put it out so that it becomes a heart shape. Then as it bakes it should retain the shape of a heart.
Chocolate Chip Heart Shaped Cookie Bars – With Valentine’s M&M Candy
You can also use your favorite chocolate chip recipe to make chocolate chip cookie bars. Once your bars are baked and have cooled if you want you can take your cookie cutters and cut your cookie bars into Valentine’s Day-themed shapes.
Cookie Cutters & Pancake Molds
Another fun Valentine’s Day idea for your significant other, or loved one is to use cookie cutters as pancake molds to shape your pancakes as they bake. To do this, you will simply prepare your skillet, then place your cookie cutter on the skillet. Carefully pour your pancake batter into the cookie-cutter shape. Allow your pancakes to cook over medium-low heat and then remove the cookie cutter. This will give you a pancake in the shape of your cookie cut out.
Heart Cookie Cutters
There are so many things you can do with heart cookie cutters to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Simply look around at what food you want to prepare and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to shape the food. This will help you have a fun celebration with many hearts to express the sentiment for your celebration.
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Can you make these cookie bars for other holidays as well?
Yes! This recipe can easily be made into a cookie bar for any celebration, or holiday. This recipe is not only for Valentine’s Day but can be enjoyed at any time throughout the year.
Is it possible to use unsalted butter with this cookie recipe?
Although we do recommend that you use salted butter for this cookie recipe, unsalted butter may be used as well. However, if you do choose to use unsalted butter, please be aware that it is significantly cuts back the salt content, so unless you are intentionally baking with less sodium, you may want to consider adding more salt to the recipe.
What items should be in every cookie decorator’s toolkit? Other than cookies, of course.
There are so many different things that you could include in a cookie decoration to look at. If you’re getting serious about decorating cookies, and want to use frosting to decorate them, a great idea would be to include a piping bag and decorating tips. Otherwise, you can simply use a knife, or for a recipe above, simply drizzle chocolate on the cookies.
What’s your secret to getting the best shapes and details out of cookie cutters?
The trick to getting the best shapes and details out of cookie cutters lies with the chilling of your cookie dough. Some recipes will require you to chill your dough before you cut your shapes, and after they have been cut, before baking the dough. Although this recipe does not require you to do this, for more crisp details in your cookie cutouts, this is a great idea to refrigerate the dough twice.
Any tips for mixing colors?
When mixing colors into your cookie dough or frosting, there are many types of food coloring that you can use. If you are looking for a more subtle color, you can simply pick up a box of food coloring in a squeeze container. This is the liquid form of food coloring.
You can also use gel food coloring which will give you a much more prominent color to your cookie dough or frosting. Especially for colors such as red, you will want to use a gel to get an actual red color, rather than pink.
What’s the best way to achieve filled hearts on an iced cookie?
There are two main ways that you can have filled hearts on an iced cookie. The first way is to create a sandwich with a cookie on the bottom, you’re filling in the center, followed by another cookie on top. Typically, the frosted cookie will be the one on the very top.
Another way is to prepare your cookie with a well in the center to add your filling. After that cookie is baked with its filling in the center, you can add icing around the top or completely cover the top of the cookie.
Can you think of any fun packaging ideas for decorated cookies?
There are several different ways you can package decorated cookies. One way is to simply put them in a clean, plain box (like a shirt box) line the box with tissue paper, then add your cookies. There are also many kinds of containers you can buy for your cookies. There are all kinds of bakery boxes, and other containers or you could buy to place your decorated cookies in. If you are looking just to store your cookies at home, simply place into an airtight container to store them.
Any other tips?
One of the best things about making valentines cookie cutter cut-out cookies is that this allows you to get creative and have a fun time with the process of making these cookies. Then, you get to share your creation with your special loved ones as you celebrate. The most important thing is to get creative, have fun, and enjoy making these cookies to share with your special someone.
Make your Valentine something sweet this Valentine’s Day!
We are so excited to share this Valentine’s cookie cutter cutout cookie recipe with you to help make your Valentine’s Day something sweet this year. I agree recipe is easy to make and taste delicious. Not only is this a delicious recipe, but it also allows you to make something sweet to share with your loved one.
Valentine’s Day Cookie Cutters
Making your own Valentine’s Day cookie cutter cutout cookie recipe has never been easier than with our tasty and beautiful cookie recipe. This recipe allows you to get creative and put your cookie cutters to go to use. Enjoy celebrating the day of love with this sweet treat. Don’t take our word for it though, give this recipe a try today, and let us know what you think about it!