Food & Recipes

Homemade Valentine’s Day Slice-And-Bake Cookies Are Easier To Make Than You Think

They're the perfect treat for your sweetheart!

Now that Christmas is firmly in the rearview mirror, you may be planning on taking a break from baking cookies. Before you hang up your apron, though, remember that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Sure, you could pick up some slice-and-bake-cookie dough at the grocery store, but it’s actually so easy to make your own.

These adorable heart cookies from The First Year Blog only look like they take forever to make. The recipe requires about 35 minutes of hands-on time and the possibilities for customization are endless. It’s enough to swear you off the store-bought kind forever!

One tip: Wrap the cookie log in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least two hours before baking, as this will harden the dough enough for the cookies to keep their shape when you slice the log.

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These cookies would be perfect to serve at a Valentine’s Day party, or they could make you the hero of your workplace on the holiday.

For another take on the slice-and-bake cookie recipe, how cool-looking are these pinwheel cookies from Walking on Sunshine Recipes? Yes, these take a few more steps than the pre-made, store-bought kind, but the delicious and pretty results are worth it.

You can even make the dough ahead of time and freeze it, so you’ll have fresh, warm cookies ready in minutes whenever the mood strikes you.

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These cookies are red and green for a festive Christmas look, but the colors you use can be customized for Valentine’s Day or any occasion of your choosing. The key to the pinwheel look is the two layers of dough, so a pink layer and a red layer would be perfect for the upcoming holiday of romance!