Valentine's Day will be here before we know it, so I wanted to find some fun and easy cookie recipes. My family and I love celebrating the day with the kids, and themed treats are a big part of it.
I remember when I was young and Valentine's Day always seemed to me to be about romantic love. And of course romantic love is wonderful, but I really like how it has become more of a day about all kinds of love. No one is left out and everyone is made to feel special. That's the best kind of day for sure!
These cookies are some of the easiest I've ever made, and they taste so good. They are actually sort of like a cookie and donut combination. They are soft in the inside, and the glaze gives them a perfect sweetness.
This recipe makes 18 cookies but can easily be doubled. My granddaughter wants us to make them for her preschool Valentine's Day party, and I think that's a great idea!
Do make sure that the glaze is completely dry before you take them off the rack so that the sprinkles are set.
Recipe for Easy Valentine's Day Cookies
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
4 tablespoons milk
sprinkles of choice for decoration
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Makes 18 cookies.
Another great thing about this recipe besides it's great taste is how easily it can adapt to any holiday or season. Just change the color of the glaze with food coloring, and the sprinkles to match the occasion.