Our Valentine’s Frosted Sugar Cookies are a bite-sized version of the classic sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting. So yummy and so easy to make!

A white serving bowl filled with Mini Heart-shaped Sugar Cookies frosted in Pink, White and Red Buttercream Frosting and topped with Valentine's sprinkles.

Frosted Sugar Cookies are one of our most favorite kinds of cookies.  And these “mini” Valentine’s Frosted Sugar Cookies are a perfect Valentine’s Day treat.  They are so easy to decorate that even the youngest family member can join in on the fun.  And most importantly, they are a super delicious bite-sized treat of yummy sugar cookies and creamy buttercream frosting. You’ll definitely want to make these for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day.

Closeup of The Best Sugar Cookie Dough in a glass bowl with a wooden spatula.

Our Valentine’s Heart Sugar Cookies Bites start with our Best Sugar Cookie Recipe.  This sugar cookie dough is easy to work with, tastes great, and really holds it’s shaping during the baking process.  You can find the recipe and detailed instructions on how to make the dough here.  We made a half-batch (exact measurements are included in the recipe box at the bottom of the post) of our Best Sugar Cookie Recipe and ended up with 90 Mini Heart Sugar Cookie Bites that were approximately 1 inch tall.

Step 1: To make the Sugar Cookie dough, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined. Add the baking powder and mix. Finally the flour, one cup at a time and mix just until combined.

Baking Instructions

Collage image showing how to roll-out sugar cookie dough and then how to cut-out the dough in mini hearts.

Step 2:  Roll out the cookie dough about 5/8″ and use a small Heart Cookie Cutter to cut out the heart-shaped Sugar Cookie Bites.

Step 3: Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes (depending on how thick or thin you rolled the dough). Check on the cookies at the 4-minute mark, because you don’t want to over bake them.  The edges will be slightly golden when they are ready to come out of the oven. Allow the cookies to cool completely before you frost them.

Frosting and Decorating the Cookies

Collage image showing how to make and then tint homemade Buttercream Frosting in white, pink and red.

Step 4: Next, whip up a batch of our easy and delicious Best Buttercream Frosting RecipeYou can find our recipe for buttercream frosting here.

Step 5:  We split this batch into three bowls to make our pink, red and white frosting.  For the red frosting, we added 4 drops of Crimson Wilton Color Right Food coloring and 1 drop of Pink food coloring. To get this pretty color of light pink frosting we added 1 drop of Wilton Color Right Pink frosting to our Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe.

A closeup of a heart-shaped Sugar Cookie frosted in pink frosting and covered in red, pink and white sprinkles.

Step 6: Once you have your frosting ready to there are no fancy decorating skills required.  Use a knife to spread the yummy buttercream frosting onto the cookies and then decorate them with a pretty Valentine’s Day NonPareils Sprinkles.

Expert Tips and FAQS

Allow the Best Buttercream Frosting to set before you store the cookies away.  (But you don’t have to wait to eat them!)

A closeup on a stack of red, white and pink heart-shaped Valentine's Frosted Sugar Cookies.

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Valentine's Frosted Sugar Cookies

Valentine's Frosted Sugar Cookies

Yield 90 1" Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Our Valentine's Frosted Sugar Cookies are a bite-sized version of the classic sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting. So yummy and so easy to make!

Ingredients

The Best Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup Butter (Salted Sweet Cream, softened to room temperature)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour

Other ingredients

  • The Best Buttercream Frosting
  • Valentine's Day NonPareils Sprinkles
  • Heart Cookie Cutter Set
  • Wilton Color Right Food Coloring - Pink
  • Wilton Color Right Food Coloring - Crimson

Instructions

  1. To make the Sugar Cookie dough, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined. Add the baking powder and mix. Finally the flour, one cup at a time and mix just until combined.
  2. Roll out the cookie dough about 5/8" and use a small Heart Cookie Cutter to cut out the heart-shaped Sugar Cookie Bites.
  3. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes (depending on how thick or thin you rolled the dough). Check on the cookies at the 4-minute mark, because you don't want to over bake them.  The edges will be slightly golden when they are ready to come out of the oven.
  4. Allow the cookies to cool completely before you frost them.
  5. Make a batch of our Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe and split it into three portions. Leave one portion white and color the other two pink and red.
  6. Frost the cookie bite hearts.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the frosting with Valentine's Day NonPareils Sprinkles.

Notes

Frosting Colors:
For the red frosting, we mixed the frosting with 4 drops of Crimson Wilton Color Right Food coloring and 1 drop of Pink food coloring. To get this pretty color of light pink frosting we added 1 drop of Wilton Color Right Pink food coloring to the frosting.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!