Conversation Heart Cookies

Conversation Heart Cookies are made to look like the classic Valentine’s Day candy. Simple sugar cookie dough is colored, cut out with special conversation heart cookie cutters, and baked to perfection.

conversation heart cookies stacked on a white plate

For a super-fun Valentine’s Day treat, you won’t find anything better than these cookies. We love them because they look just like giant conversation heart cookies, and they make the perfect holiday gathering snack or Valentine’s Day gift.

conversation heart cookies stacked on a white background with a yellow cookie on top

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple baking ingredients.
  • It’s an easy sugar cookie recipe that’s easy to make.
  • It’s a super-adorable recipe that gives everyone all the Valentine’s Day feels.


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You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store. See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Softened butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pink, blue, yellow, green, and purple food coloring gel

🔪 How to Make Conversation Heart Cookies

These cookies look extra fancy, but thanks to the special cookie cutters used, it’s actually so easy! It’s really just a simple sugar cookie recipe with a unique cookie cutter.

Step 1: Combine the Wet Cookie Ingredients

Cream the butter, sugar, and egg in a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Then, add the vanilla and mix until blended.

Step 2: Combine the Dry Cookie Ingredients

Mix the flour and salt in a separate bowl.

Step 3: Make the Cookie Dough

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until you make a smooth dough.

small cookie dough balls in pink, blue, green, yellow, and purple

Step 4: Color the Dough

Divide the dough evenly into 5 bowls. Then, add food coloring gel to each bowl and mix it into the dough until well combined and it reaches your desired color intensity. It usually takes about 3 drops to make the ideal color.

pink heart cookie dough stamped with words

Step 5: Roll and Cut the Dough

Place the dough pieces on a floured surface, sprinkle with flour, and roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Then, cut the dough into hearts with the heart cookie cutter. Finally, use the cookie stamps to stamp different Conversation heart messages into the cookies.

Step 6: Bake

Use a spatula to place the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Then remove them from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

conversation heart cookies stacked on a white plate


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Plain – This is a delicious recipe for any occasion. Simply roll out the cookies into plain circles and bake.
  • Frosted – Omit the stamp and frost for frosted heart cookies.
  • Almond Extract – Add 1 teaspoon of extract for a tasty change of flavor.

If you love sweet and simple sugar cookies, then check out these Amish sugar cookies.

🥄 Equipment

🥫 Storage

Store these cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They’re safe to eat for longer, but they’ll start to get dry.

For longer storage, freeze these cookies for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container in single layers with parchment paper between each layer.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure your butter is fully softened to achieve the best texture to your cookies.
  • Always use a spatula to place your cut-out cookie dough on the baking sheet. This keeps the cookies from breaking.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Are sugar cookies supposed to be soft or crispy?

That really depends on the recipe. They can be both. This recipe makes crispy sugar cookies.

Why is my dough sticking to my rolling pin?

If you don’t sprinkle enough flour on the dough, it will stick to the rolling pin.

Where do sugar cookies come from?

They were first made by German Protestant settlers in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the 1700s.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Conversation Heart Cookies

These Conversation Heart Cookies are easy to make and are a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 15 Cookies
Calories: 179kcal


  • measuring cups and spoon
  • Stand or hand mixer
  • mixing bowls
  • baking sheet
  • heart cookie cutter


  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Pink food coloring gel
  • Blue food coloring gel
  • Yellow food coloring gel
  • Green food coloring gel
  • Purple food coloring gel


  • In the mixing bowl of a Stand Mixer, add the Butter, Sugar, and Egg, and blend with the Whisk attachment until smooth, and creamy.
  • Add the Vanilla, and mix until blended. In a separate bowl, add the Flour, and Salt, and mix well to blend.
  • Add the Flour mixture to the mixing bowl, and mix until blended, and smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 5 chunks of dough and place each piece of dough in a bowl.
  • Add gel food coloring to each bowl and mix with a spoon until dough is the desired color, about 3 drops of color to each dough section.
  • Next, place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, sprinkle the dough with flour and roll out to 1/2″ thickness.
  • Then take the heart cookie cutter and cut out hearts.
  • Remove the excess dough from around the edges and you are ready to stamp each cookie.
  • Take a cookie stamp and lay it on top of one of the hearts.
  • Press down gently and then remove the stamp and begin on the next cookie until all the cookies have been stamped.
  • Add cookies to cookie sheet using a spatula and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven to a wire rack, and cool completely.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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