The Ultimate Homemade Cookie Recipe to Wow Your Valentine

Homemade Cookie Recipe

Whip up these easy and sweet Valentine’s Day cookies.

Are you still thinking of a romantic gesture for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? If you want to surprise your loved one, then these cookies are an easy choice. As the ultimate treat without all the loaded calories, these healthier cookies are ideal for Valentine’s Day!


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil margarine
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, and baking soda. Pulse a few times to mix.
  3. Add the margarine, 1 tablespoon of water, and vanilla to the flour mixture. Blend until ingredients come together. If the dough seems dry, add the remaining tablespoon of water.
  4. Dump the dough out and divide in half.
  5. Put each portion in between 2 large sheets of floured parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll dough until it is 1/4-inch thick.
  6. Use an assortment of heart cookie cutters to cut out heart-shaped cookies. Gather up scraps and re-roll to cut out more cookies.
  7. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets about 1/2-inch apart.
  8. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until cookies are golden around the edges. Start watching cookies at 7 minutes to make sure you do not overbake them.
  9. Cool cookies completely, then use your favorite cookie icings and decorations.

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