Easy Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

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Easy Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
  • Yield:Makes 2 dozen cookies
  • Active time:15 minutes
  • Total time:35 minutes
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Cookie Monster: Easy Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Easy, chewy sugar cookies are rolled in pink sprinkles to make them perfect for your Valentine.

About the author: Carrie Vasios Mullins is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios


  • 2 cups (10 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Pink sanding sugar, or sprinkle of your choice


  1. 1.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter, sugar, and confectioners sugar, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Beat in canola oil. Add flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Dough will be soft. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. 2.

    Adjust oven rack to upper and lower middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. 3.

    Fill a shallow bowl with sanding sugar. Use a 2-ounce cookie scoop (or a rounded tablespoon) to measure dough, then roll dough into a smooth ball. Roll each ball in sprinkles to cover then transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake until cookies are golden at the edges, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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