These delicious mini valentine’s cookies are made from scratch and topped with a sweet glaze. The perfect DIY valentine’s gift idea for kids and adults
Mini Valentine’s Cookies
As time passes, Valentine’s day keeps changing its meaning. When I was a teenager and young adult, I was so excited to see what gift I would get, who would give me flowers, etc. Now that I am a mom of 2 little girls, they celebrate it with all their friends at school.
I think Valentine’s has turned more into friendship day and every kid will get a special gift from their peers. This year, instead of buying the same old candy, I decided to make these yummy mini valentine’s cookies. They are perfect to make with kids and you can put them in little baggies to give away at school.
My girls love baking with me and they were super excited to add their personal touches on each cookie. One did sprinkles, the other wrote cute messages. It was a great experience to show their creativity. Now when they take them to school, it will be even more special because they made them themselves.
I went to Amazon and bought the smallest cookie cutter I could find. These cookies are about the same size as the sweetheart candy they sell at the grocery store. Last night we baked the cookies and then added a glaze that dried up beautifully overnight.
You can certainly make these Mini Valentine’s Cookies in any color you’d like. You can also add your own personal touches to decorate them. You can add sprinkles, candy, personal messages, etc.
For my hubby, I am thinking of putting them inside a jar so he can munch on during work. Since these are so tiny and cute, who can resist them?
I hope you can try this delicious Mini Valentine’s Cookies at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
Mini Valentine's Cookies
- For Cookies:
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter half a stick
- 3 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 Cup + 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
- For Glaze
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- Food coloring optional
- Edible pens
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Throw all the ingredients together in the bowl of a mixer and mix until combined
Using a rolling pin, roll the cookie dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Make sure they are about 1/4" of an inch thick
Cut out the hearts using the cookie cutter
Any leftover dough, roll again and cut more hearts
Place the hearts on the lined cookie sheet
Bake for 6-8 minutes
Remove from oven and let the cool completely before glazing.
Place all ingredients minus the teaspoon of milk in a bowl. Mix until combined. If needed add the teaspoon of milk
Add the food color of your choice (if desired)
Glaze should be thick but still pourable
Dip each cookie into the glaze and shake off the excess glaze. Glaze should cover the surface of the cookie
Add sprinkles or candy if desired
Let the cookies dry out on a baking rack for a minimum of 6 hours
After cookies have dried, you may use an edible pen to write out messages
Store cookies in an airtight container
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