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.
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.
Marble Iced Valentine’s Cookies Ingredients
(Measurements are in the recipe card below.)
For the sugar cookies:
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
For the icing:
- Confectioners sugar
- 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.
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.
Place the shapes onto your prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.
Meanwhile, prepare the icing by combining the confectioners sugar, milk, and corn syrup in a small 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.
Dip each cookie into the icing, allowing the excess to drip off.
Place the dipped cookies onto a plate or a cooling rack for about an hour to allow the icing to set.
Package your decorated iced cookies to share with neighbors, friends, family, or anyone on Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any day at all!
We can all use more kind gestures these days, so spread the love with Valentine sugar cookies!
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.
What is the best food coloring to use?
Gel food coloring is the best to use in this recipe.
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.
- 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
- 3 cups confectioners sugar
- 4-5 Tablespoons milk
- 4-5 Tablespoons corn syrup
- Gel food coloring
- 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 blending until thoroughly combined.
- Slowly add the flour, mixing just until combined.
- Cover the dough and place in 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 dough from the refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface about a half of an inch thick and cut into desired shapes.
- Place shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.
- 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.
- Squeeze a small amount of food coloring into the icing and use a toothpick to drag the color across the surface.
- 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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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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