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Almond Cookies for Valentine’s Day

You can make beautiful cookies with a handful of ingredients and no special equipment! In fact,there are no cookie cutters needed, as you form the heart shapes quickly and easily by hand. These Almond Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day are a delicious treat, perfect for the romantic holiday. 

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What do I need to make the Almond Cookies for Valentine’s Day

You will need just 10 ingredients to prepare these adorable Valentine’s Day cookies. Here is what you will need to make them:

Supplies:

  • 2 baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients for almond cookies

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How do I make the Almond Cookies for Valentine’s Day?

These festive holiday cookies come together quickly in just a few simple steps. Here is what you will need to do to make the heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cookies:

Step 1: Prepare the Cookie Dough

Preheat oven to 375° degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat together butter and shortening. Add in confectioner’s sugar and blend until well combined. Mix in the egg, vanilla extract and almond extract. Blend in flour and salt until well combined and dough is formed.

Cookie dough in a glass bowl.

Step 2: Color the dough

Separate the dough in half in equal portions. Then, add each ball of dough to separate bowls. Mix several drops of red food coloring into one bowl and mix dough until well blended, add more if necessary, until desired color is achieved. Mix in several drops of pink food color into the other bowl and mix dough until well blended, add more if necessary, until desired color is achieved.

Red cookie dough and pink cookie dough in glass bowls.

Step 3: Form the cookie dough into heart shapes

Taking a small portion of dough, roll a thin rope of each color and form a heart shaped cookie. To create different looks: Twist the rope before creating the cookie shape or roll two strands together in the same color or combine the red and pink to make a two-tone heart shaped cookie.

Creating heart shapes out of red and pink cookie dough.

Step 4: Bake the cookies

Bake on center rack in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 minutes or until cookies are firm. Let cookies sit on cookie sheet and cool a few minutes before moving to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!

Heart shaped Valentine's Day cookies

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies

Almond Cookies for Valentine’s Day

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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Cookies, Heart Shaped Almond Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat together butter and shortening.
  • Add in confectioner's sugar and blend until well combined.
  • Mix in the egg, vanilla extract and almond extract.
  • Blend in flour and salt until well combined and dough is formed.
  • Separate the dough in half in equal portions. Then, add each ball of dough to separate bowls.
  • Mix several drops of red food coloring into one bowl and mix dough until well blended, add more if necessary, until desired color is achieved.
  • Mix in several drops of pink food color into the other bowl and mix dough until well blended, add more if necessary, until desired color is achieved.
  • Taking a small portion of dough, roll a thin rope of each color and form a heart shaped cookie.
  • To create different looks: Twist the rope before creating the cookie shape or roll two strands together in the same color or combine the red and pink to make a two-tone heart shaped cookie.
  • Bake on center rack in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 minutes or until cookies are firm.
  • Let cookies sit on cookie sheet and cool a few minutes before moving to cooling rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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