These Easy Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies are perfect for a classroom party. Plus, they are simple to put throw together and fun to make. I have to admit, I don’t love the cold Winter months. The weather is always dreary and nothing exciting is happening. That’s why I love to go all-out for Valentine’s Day.
I’ve taught my oldest that it’s fun to celebrate all of the holidays. We bake special holiday treats together and pass them out as Valentines to friends and family. It puts such a smile on my sons face to hand out a baked good that he’s proud of.
There are a couple of shortcuts you can use and make this recipe your own: The first option is to use heart-shaped sugar cookies that are already baked in your bakery section. Or make your own from Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough. Lastly, and the most homemade option, is to follow the recipe as direction – making your own cookie dough.
The end result is an adorable sandwich cookie that’s perfect for the holiday of love. Kids can make these, they look great on a dessert board and best of all – they are simple!
Looking for even more Valentines Day inspiration? Check out these other great V-day recipes that your sweetheart is guaranteed to love:
- No-Bake Valentines Day Cookies
- Valentines Day Peanut Butter Balls
- Double Chocolate Brownie Valentines Day Cupcakes
How To Make Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies
For this recipe, you can either use heart-shaped cookies from the bakery that are already baked, you can make your own from the sugar cookie dough found in the refrigerated cookie section, OR follow the recipe below for homemade sugar cookies. Any way you go, just assemble as directed!
If you bake your own, you’ll need a heart-shaped cookie cutter. The benefit of making your own cookies is deciding on the size cookie you want!
When To Make These Cookies
I love these cookies as a simple dessert for any Valentine’s Day party. Kids love making these too! They transport easily and they’re great for classroom parties. I love the idea of the kids assembling the cookies themselves, as part of the party.
The cookies also look great on a Valentines Day dessert board. Add your favorite sweets, along with the cookies, to any board and serve it to your sweetheart!
How To Keep Your Cookies Fresh
After the cookies have been assembled, keep them away from direct heat. Store the cookies in an airtight food storage container. If you need to stack the cookies, I recommend placing pieces of wax paper in-between each stack of cookies.
For best freshness, enjoy the cookies within 5-6 days of making them. The cookie will stay moist thanks to the frosting filling.
Can You Freeze These Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies?
Yes! Place the cookies in a freezer bag. Store the cookies towards the back of the freezer where the temperature is more stable. Freeze the cookies for up to 3 months. To enjoy again, let the cookies thaw on the countertop for at least 20 minutes.
What You Need To Make These Cookies:
- Granulated Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Powder
- All-Purpose Flour
- Strawberry Pink Frosting
- Valentines Day Sprinkles
- Tools: Piping Bags, Round Frosting Tip, Heart Cookie Cutter
Directions To Make Your Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies
Start by hand-making the dough for the sugar cookies. I use a stand mixer to help get the job done faster. Be sure the roll the dough out carefully before using your heart cookie cutters. If you want a little extra flavoring, add 1/4 tsp of almond extract with your vanilla too! Cut and bake, then let cool.
Note: If you have heart cookies already baked, continue onto the decorating instructions.
Place the second half of the cookie on top of your frosting to make the sandwich.
Pour your Valentine’s sprinkles into a dish. Gently, press each sandwich cookie into the sprinkles. Make sure to cover the entire cookie, all the way around. Serve with milk as a dessert or snack. Perfect for grade-school kids to make with you!
- 1 C. butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 C. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 3 C. flour
- strawberry frosting (I used strawberry)
- heart cookie cutter
- round frosting tip
- disposable piping bag
- Valentine sprinkles
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a stand mixer, combine the softened butter. Whip until creamy, 2-3 minutes.
2. Add in the vanilla extra and egg, continue to mix. Sift in the 3 cups of flour and baking powder.
3. The mixture will be stiff so use your hands to finish mixing, if needed. Divide the dough into 3-4 smaller batches.
4. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick.
5. Use the heart cookie cutters to cut out the heart shaped cookies, you will want a even amount of cookies to make the treats.
6. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2" a part. Place the cookies in the oven.
8. Gently frost the edges of the bottom of a heart shaped cookie. Gently place another heart shaped cookie bottom side down on the frosting so it creates a cookie sandwich.
9. Poor the Valentine sprinkles into a small dish and gently press the sides the cookie sandwich into the Valentine sprinkles. Repeat with all the cookies.
- Use store-bought heart cookies that are already baked for a shortcut.
- Pillsbury Cookie dough can be used if you don't want to make homemade sugar cookies.
- Place the leftover cookies in an airtight food storage container.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.