Quick and easy Valentine’s Day cookie recipes

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Valentine’s Day is one of the sweetest holidays. What can be better to celebrate the day about love with your dearest people and create something beautiful and delicious together with your significant half or children? Creative cooking recipes are fun for most people. This is a great way to learn new skills without feeling like you’re doing  a chore. And the end result is something delicious you can it.

Heart-shaped patties

Patties are really easy to do: just make patties as instructed and then take a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the heart shape. Note that rolling and cutting out the dough like it is sugar cookies won’t work, you need to be more careful. Anyway, it’s still really easy. And if you get scraps, they are reusable and as delicious as the patties. You can make beautiful hearts or just circles by rolling together several colors at the same time. Super easy and your family will think you’re a genius.

Popcorn balls

Looking for something inexpensive and delicious to cook for someone you love? These festive popcorn balls are super easy to make and fun to eat. You can sprinkle them with M&Ms or add any little candies to a popcorn ball to make it even sweeter. Use red food color and freeze Valentine’s popcorn balls for up to 3 days.

All you need to do is to take a baking dish and fill it with popcorn. Use a little bit more of popcorn than you want because you might need to add it in a mix. Keep the popcorn warm in the oven while you’re going through other steps. Melt the marshmallows and butter together over medium heat in a pot. When it looks like a thick sauce, turn off the heat and add red food color and vanilla extract. You can control the color by adding a couple drops of red at a time until you get the shade that you want. Take the baking dish with the popcorn out of the oven. Combine marshmallow sauce and popcorn and mix them together.

You can use your hand or a spatula to mix up the mixture so that popcorn is coated. You can use your hands, just make sure to spray them with baking spray or cover with butter – it will keep the mixture from sticking to your skin and protect your hands from the heat. When the mixture is done, let it cool for 10 minutes and then add the M&Ms. If you add them too early the candy will melt and your red popcorn balls will turn brown from the chocolate (still delicious, though). You can make these balls any size you want but make sure you press the mixture together really well or they will fall apart.

Cake mix red cookies

It’s surprisingly easy to make delicious cookies rolled in sprinkles with yummy jelly beans in the center, if you have a boxed cake mix in the kitchen. All you need to do is to preheat the oven to 350F, take a stand mixer, add butter and cake mix and mix well to combine everything together. Then you should add an egg and mix again to get thick batter.

Form little balls (around 1 inch) and roll every piece in red sugar crystals. Take a greased baking tray, cover it with a baking sheet and place the cookies 1 inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and press jelly bean candies into each center. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move them to a cooling rack.

Pink and red-colored cookies

These cookies are red and sweet and a great treat to cook in the Valentine’s Day. And even better, you can easily make them. You only need a box of red velvet cake mix, softened butter, and 2 eggs. Then you should preheat the oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients together until combined. Form cookies and place them onto a baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes and let them cool. For the cream cheese filling, you need to take softened butter, one package of cream cheese, also softened and a bit of vanilla extract. Take a mixer, add cream cheese, cream butter and vanilla. If you want a sweeter mixture, add sugar until spoon. Make little cookie sandwiches and enjoy.

Chocolate chip cookies

These little chip cookies are fun to make for the love day but you can prepare them every time of the year. You can experiment with colors and make them red and green for Christmas, green for St.Patricks Day, etc. of course, you can just take the smarties off but most children love them. They add the crunch to the cookies and makes them more flavorful. All you need to do to make your chocolate chip cookies suitable for the Valentine’s Day, you should add red and pink food colors.

Strawberry Valentine Chex mix

This mix is really easy to prepare and they are perfectly festive for the love day. Strawberry white chocolate coated with Chex cereal with chocolate candy is the perfect sweet treat for adults and children alike. The base of the recipe is only 3 ingredients and you can add whatever food coloring, candy and sprinkles you have. Your children can help you decorate the treats and show their creativity. You can make these as pink as you want, it’s nearly impossible not to get the mix right.

Take a large bowl and add Chex cereal. Then add white chocolate chips and pudding mix. You can also add shortening, if you want to help the chocolate coat the cereal faster. Microwave for 1.30 minutes. Let the mixture sit in the microwave for 3 minutes, then remove and stir. If the chocolate looks smooth, you’re done. If not, return it to the microwave for 15 more seconds, leaving it there for 3 minutes, until melted. Place the mixture to a piece of wax paper, sprinkle with anything you have, for example, M&Ms. Let it cook for 15 minutes. Break into small pieces and store in the airtight container for 5 days. You can prep-ahead this candy and have a great treat waiting for a special day.

Raspberry meltaway cookies

As the name suggests, these simple cookies just melt in your mouth. They are topped with raspberry jam and almond glaze. If you haven’t had a meltaway cookie, you should give these a try and you won’t be disappointed. They have a rich flavor and buttery aftertaste. You can top them with anything you like, jam and glaze are just my favorites.

Mix together cornstarch and butter until the mixture is smooth, then add vanilla extract, powdered sugar and mix well. Add flour and mix again until the flour isn’t seen anymore and the dough comes together. Place in a fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350F. Scoop out the dough ( I have a small scoop). Roll it into a ball and place on a cookie sheet. One standard sheet can incorporate around 20 small cookies. Bake for 9 minutes, then remove from the oven and make the tops flat (just press the top of the cookie down with a glass or your fingers). Let the cookies sit for 2 minutes then transfer them to a cooking rack. Let them cook for 30 minutes and top with raspberry jam and almond glaze.

Fuzzy cake balls

You can easily make adorable fuzzy cake balls that look like you put a lot of effort into making them. Cover them with coconut flakes to show your loved ones how much you care. You can also add personalized messages to each ball: just print little notes on paper, cut in stripes and attach to their top. If you want to make something more demanding, you can add these fuzzy balls on top of a cupcake. They can be the base for more creative Valentine’s Day ideas. You can easily change the design of these cookie balls by adding antennas, legs, arms and changing their colors.

All you need to do is to preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking pan with non-stick tin foil (you can spray the pan with baking spray if you don’t mind  bit of cleaning at the end). Combine pudding mix, cake mix, sour cream, oil, milk, and eggs in a big boil. Take an electric mixes and bear for a minute. Then increase the speed to high and bit for 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into a pan and bake for 30 minutes. Make the toothpick test: insert it in the middle and see if it comes out clean. Then let them cool for an hour.

Take a big bowl and crumble the cake in it. Add frosting and blend until smooth. Scoop out little portions of cake ball dough and roll it into balls. Set aside and let them dry for an hour. Add anything you like: sprinkles, M&Ms, frosting, etc.

Red Velvet Valentine cookies

These Valentine’s cookies are super easy to make, have a rich color and a deep taste – everyone loves how colorful and fun they are. These cookies require a Krusteaz mix to make, but if you have more time, you can prepare the mixture in advance and then proceed with the rest of the recipe.

All you need to do is to preheat the oven to 375F, take a bowl and add butter, cookie mix, egg, cream cheese and red food coloring. Mix everything together. Place little balls of dough 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet. Take a glass jar and spray the bottom with nonstick spray. Press each cookie ball down until the circle forms.

Bake for 10 minutes and then let the cookies cool for an hour. Finally, prepare the frosting: mix together cream cheese and butter until smooth, then add milk, powdered sugar and vanilla, and mix again. Spread on each cookie and sprinkle with anything you like.

Strawberry shortcake truffles

All you need for this recipe is the store bought angle cake and a bit of frosting and fresh strawberries. Make your favorite chocolate dip and you will have a delicious treat that taste like Strawberry shortcake.

All you need to do is to crumble up the cake and place it in a bowl. Then mix the frosting by whipping the cream until you see soft peaks. Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix again. Form little cake balls and dip every piece in the chocolate dip. Keep them until serve.

These quick and easy Valentine’s day recipes are perfect for a special day and they’re guaranteed to make your dearest and nearest swoon. There are so many lots of cool recipe ideas that require less than 30 minutes of your time.

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