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Marble Iced Sugar Cookies

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If you’re looking for cookies for Valentine’s Day, give this marble iced sugar cookie recipe a try. The heart sugar cookies topped with the pink and white marbled icing are a pretty and delicious treat to make on the day of love.

Find out how to make the romantic marble swirls on these Valentine sugar cookies. Of course, you can switch out the shapes and colors to fit any theme or holiday you’d like.

Heart cookies with marble icing with pin decorations on the table.

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Would you rather receive flowers or desserts on Valentine’s Day? It’s the sweets for me any time that question is asked!

Valentine cookies are fun to make regardless of your relationship status. Whether you’re baking with the kids, for a sweetie, or treating yourself, it’s a blast to get creative with the shapes and colors of the holiday.

Bowl of sugar, eggs, and other sugar cookie ingredients.

Marble Iced Valentine’s Cookies Ingredients

(Measurements are in the recipe card below.)

For the sugar cookies:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour

For the icing:

  • Confectioners sugar
  • Milk
  • Corn syrup
  • Gel food coloring

Heart Sugar Cookies Directions

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed.

Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt and continue to blend until thoroughly combined.

Bowl of sugar cookie dough.

Slowly add in the flour, mixing just until combined.

Cover the dough and place it into the refrigerator for one hour.

While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out onto a floured surface.

You want the dough to be about a half of an inch thick.

Use your cookie cutters to create desired shapes.

Cutting hearts out of sugar cookie dough with heart cookie cutter.

Place the shapes onto your prepared baking sheet.

Sugar cookie hearts on baking sheet

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.

Baked heart shaped sugar cookies on pan.

Meanwhile, prepare the icing by combining the confectioners sugar, milk, and corn syrup in a small bowl.

Powdered sugar in a bowl.

Add more or less milk to adjust the consistency.

Squeeze a small amount of food coloring into the icing and use a toothpick to drag the color across the surface.

Swirling pink into icing for sugar cookies.

Dip each cookie into the icing, allowing the excess to drip off.

Dipping a heart cookie into pink and white icing.

Place the dipped cookies onto a plate or a cooling rack for about an hour to allow the icing to set.

Iced sugar cookies on a cooling rack.

Package your decorated iced cookies to share with neighbors, friends, family, or anyone on Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any day at all!

Pink icing on a heart sugar cookie.

We can all use more kind gestures these days, so spread the love with Valentine sugar cookies!

Valentine sugar cookies with pink icing on a board.

Iced Sugar Cookies Recipe Notes and FAQ

How do I know if the cookies are done?

The cookies are done when they are set and no longer shiny. If they are golden brown, you have overcooked them. Do not wait for the edges to turn.

Valentine's day heart sugar cookies with pink marble icing.

What is the best food coloring to use?

Gel food coloring is the best to use in this recipe.

Heart cookies in front of a pink mug with coffee in it on a table with pink flowers

How much milk should I use in the icing?

The icing should be the consistency of Elmer’s glue. It seems to take a different amount of milk to reach this consistency each time. Start with the smallest amount of milk and continue to add as needed.

Yield: 24 cookies

Marble Iced Sugar Cookie Hearts

Heart cookies with marble icing with pin decorations on the table.

Heart sugar cookies with a marble icing for Valentine's Day.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

Icing

  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 4-5 Tablespoons milk
  • 4-5 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • Gel food coloring

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt and continue blending until thoroughly combined.
  3. Slowly add the flour, mixing just until combined.
  4. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  5. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface about a half of an inch thick and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Place shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the icing by combining the confectioners sugar, milk, and corn syrup in a small bowl. Add more or less milk to adjust consistency. 
  10. Squeeze a small amount of food coloring into the icing and use a toothpick to drag the color across the surface.
  11. Dip each cookie into the icing, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a plate or cooling rack and allow the icing to set. About one hour.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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