Valentine Cookie Pops from Sugar Cookie Dough

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Bake heart shaped sugar cookies on a stick to make Valentine cookie pops. This is the perfect recipe to make and decorate with kids on Valentine's Day! It's fun and easy too!

With February just around the corner, I've been seeing Valentine treats galore on Pinterest. These Valentines cookie pops were more of an experiment for me, but I was determined to make them.

The end result with these sugar cookie pops was most definitely worth it. It was a lot of fun decorating them too. Who knew a cookie on a stick could be so much fun?

How to Make Valentine Cookie Pops

For these frosted sugar cookie pops, I made my mom's cutout sugar cookie recipe; I've been making this recipe for as long as I can remember.

Make the Dough

First mix up the dough following these steps…

  1. Sift or whisk together the flour with the baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the dry ingredients.
  3. Work the butter in until the mixture is as fine as corn meal.
  4. Give the eggs a slight beating with a whisk.
  5. Then in a separate mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk and vanilla extract with the slightly beaten eggs.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients.
  7. Mix 'til you have a smooth cookie dough.

Chill the Dough

At this point, you'll need to cover the dough closely with wax paper or plastic wrap, and chill it in the refrigerator overnight or at least 3-4 hours.

Cut out Heart Shapes and More

  1. Now it's time to roll out the dough.
rolling pin on sugar cookie dough on floured surface
  1. Then cut out the heart shaped cookies. I have a simple heart cookie cutter that I used, along with a mitten and a double heart cookie cutter.
heart cookie cutter cutting heart shaped cookies from dough on floured surface

How to Put Cookies on a Stick

  1. After cutting out the cookies, place them, one at a time, onto an un-greased baking sheet. Then place the cookie pop sticks on each cookie, gently pressing down into the dough just a bit.
cookie pop sticks on Valentines cookie pops before baking on baking sheet
  1. Bake the heart cookie pops at 425° for about 8-10 minutes. They'll puff up somewhat. Lay cookies out on a paper towel, and let cool.
Valentine's Day cookie pops baked and ready to decorate on paper towels

Frost and Decorate Heart Shaped Cookie Pops

When the cookies have cooled well, the fun begins. You can make a simple sugar cookie icing out of powdered sugar, butter, cream, vanilla, and almond extract.

pink and white icing for frosted sugar cookie pops in white bowls

We like to use different colors. I normally shy away from coloring as much as possible, because I don't like to feed it to my kids; but it's an occasional special treat.

sprinkles and frosting for decorating heart cookie pops on blue and orange plates

You can use whatever your heart desires to decorate, things like sprinkles, colored sugar, candy hearts, etc. Once you've decorated your cookies to the hilt, they're ready to eat or gift.

heart shaped cookie pops in white cake pop stand

Though my mitten and heart cookie pops are definitely far from perfect, they're really fun to make, especially once I halfway figured out what I was doing. They're definitely a fun project to work on with kids (especially the decorating part). Enjoy!

Valentine's sugar cookie pops on baking sheet

More Valentine's Day Recipes, Including Cookies

Valentine's Day recipes are fun to make, and these are a few of our favorites…

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Valentine cookie pops on baking sheet with candy hearts

Valentine Cookie Pops

Bake heart shaped sugar cookies on a stick to make Valentine cookie pops. Perfect recipe to make and decorate with kids on Valentine's Day!
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Course: Cookies & Bars, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time:: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Cookie Dough:

Frosting:

Cookie Decorating:

  • 1/2 cup sprinkles optional
  • 5 drops food coloring optional

Instructions

Cookies:

  • Sift or whisk together the flour with the baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the dry ingredients.
  • Work the butter in until the mixture is as fine as corn meal.
  • Give the eggs a slight beating with a whisk.
  • Then in a separate mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk and vanilla extract with the slightly beaten eggs.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients.
  • Mix 'til you have a smooth cookie dough.
  • At this point, you'll need to cover the dough closely with wax paper or plastic wrap, and chill it in the refrigerator overnight or at least 3-4 hours.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
  • Then cut out the heart shaped cookies. I have a simple heart cookie cutter that I used, along with a mitten and a double heart cookie cutter.
  • After cutting out the cookies, place them, one at a time, onto an un-greased baking sheet. Then place the cookie pop sticks on each cookie, gently pressing down into the dough just a bit.
  • Bake the heart cookie pops at 425° for about 8-10 minutes. They'll puff up somewhat. Lay the cookies out on a paper towel, and let cool.

Frosting and Decorating:

  • Mix together the softened butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, whipping cream, and powdered sugar, 'til you have a smooth frosting that's spreadable.
  • Decorate each Valentines cookie pop with frosting and sprinkles, as desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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