The Best Valentines Cookies

The Best Valentines Cookies - MissMaeves

We've been busy this week making heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day 💗

The recipe was super simple and the kids had a great time helping out.  If you are looking for an easy valentine activity, here is the recipe for you to follow...

What you'll need to make 14-16 cookies 🍪

1/2 cup salted butter softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar 

1 tsp vanilla extract 

1 large eggs

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Smarties – we used 2 packets of the pink smarties

1/2 cup of chocolate chips or any broken up chocolate

Heart cookie cutter. We used this one.



1 - Preheat your oven to 190°c. Line a baking pan with baking paper and put it to one side for later.

2 - In a bowl mix together the butter and sugars until they're well combined.

3 - Beat in the eggs and vanilla until the mixture is nice and fluffy.

4 - Mix in the flour, salt and baking powder and make sure everything is combined (the kids favourite part).

5 - Stir in the smarties and chocolate chips.

6 - Roll the dough into 3-4cm sized balls (or use a small scoop) and place them on the prepared baking tray, leaving around 10cm of space between each cookie.

7 - Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are just barely starting to turn brown.

8 - Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

9 - After they have completely cooled down, use the heart cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes.

The key to making perfect cookies is not to overbake them! When you take the cookies out of the oven, they'll still look a bit underdone, and that's exactly what makes these cookies so yummy! Enjoy!

Happy Valentines day!

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