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.
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.
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❤️ 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Measuring cups and spoon
- Stand or hand mixer
- Mixing bowls
- Baking sheet
- Heart cookie cutter
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.
- 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.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
That really depends on the recipe. They can be both. This recipe makes crispy sugar cookies.
If you don’t sprinkle enough flour on the dough, it will stick to the rolling pin.
They were first made by German Protestant settlers in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the 1700s.
🍽 More Recipes
Do you enjoy Valentine’s recipes? Then try these delicious recipes:
- Valentine’s White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
- White Chocolate Valentine Fudge
- Valentine Cheesecake
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Conversation Heart Cookies
- 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 1/2 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.