Happy February, friends! It’s officially time to bring out all things heart-shaped and all the pink, red and white! And time to bake up some yummy Valentine treats!
If you need some inspiration for Valentine décor or treats, you’ve come to the right place today! I’m so happy to be joining Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life and 28 other talented Canadian bloggers for a Valentines’ Day blog hop! Be sure to check out all the other amazing things everyone’s sharing at the end of this post!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you probably know that I tend to gravitate towards easy recipes. If there’s more than 10 steps, I leave it to my husband. 😉 These cookies are one of these easy but oh-so-yummy recipes. They’re quick to mix together, easy to form into balls with my trust-worth cookie scoop, and then deliciously fun to spread cream cheese icing between two cookies.
I’ve already decided that I’ll be making them to send to our kids’ school Valentine parties. Their teachers always rave about our homemade treats we send (like last years Valentine Sugar Cookie Bars) and if their classmates love these half as much as our kids did, they’ll be a hit!
If you try these, be sure to remember to flatten the dough balls before baking them!
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp. butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 4 ounces cream cheese (or half a block), softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Add the butter and mix until mixture crumbles.
- Add egg and continue mixing until dough comes together.
- Scoop dough into tablespoon sized balls and place them on parchment or silicone lined baking sheets 2-inches apart.
- Using the bottom of a glass, slightly flatten dough balls.
- Bake for 9 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy and no lumps remain, about 2 minutes.
- Add the icing sugar and vanilla extract.
- Beat until just combined and creamy.
- Spread on each cooled cookie and top with another cookie.
I’d love to know if you try these!! And now you better pour yourself another cup of tea and enjoy pouring through all these other delicious treats and beautiful DIYs!
Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life
DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog
DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer
How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories
Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of Daydreaming of Elsewhere
Doesn’t this look like THEE most amazing collection of Valentine’s Day things to try?? Be sure to visit my friends’ blogs… there’s sure to be something you’d like to try!