Easy sugar cookies for Valentines Day


The easiest sugar cookie recipe -perfect for Valentine’s Day! These sprinkle sugar cookies are super soft, tender on the inside and deliciously sweet. Much easier than cut out cookies!

Happy February 1st! I personally LOVE February. First comes Valentine’s Day and then my birthday! We’ll also be traveling home to AZ this month, so I cannot wait! It’s been too long. But first, I have a yummy cookie recipe to share with you.


If you’re looking for a no roll sugar cookie recipe, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you today. I absolutely LOVE my sugar cookie recipe (they are so yummy!)… sometimes I just don’t have the time to make those. My kids love these ones below just as much, so we make them when I’m in a time crunch and they are so good! Some of you may know of these as cream cheese sugar cookies. The addition of cream cheese to the dough adds the perfect texture. I found this recipe on All Recipes a couple years back and have tweaked it a bit over the years.

My kids are always asking me to make sugar cookie with sprinkles. They love picking out the colors and for these ones they picked out a mixed variation, pink and red. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! The possibilities are endless with different colors.

You can absolutely make these sugar cookies without sprinkles. If I don’t roll them in sprinkles, I like to roll them in sugar. You could even put a candy heart in the center to dress them up a bit.

And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you could even add a Hershey Kiss to the center of the cookies. Aren’t they so pretty?!

Easy sugar cookie recipe

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Easy sugar cookies for Valentines Day

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy sugar cookies for Valentines Day
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 182 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

The easiest sugar cookie recipe -perfect for Valentine's Day! These sprinkle sugar cookies are super soft, tender on the inside and deliciously sweet. Much easier than cut out cookies!



  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 3/4  cups all purpose flour more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles sanding sugar or granulated sugar, for rolling


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add the sugar and mix an additional minute. Add in the egg, vanilla and almond extract and mix until combined.  Slowly add 2 1/2 cups flour and the baking powder. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour if the dough is too sticky. Mix, just until combined. Note: The dough will be a little sticky and refrigerating it will help. Cover the dough and chill for 1 hour. Place sprinkles (or granulated sugar) into a bowl if desired and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop or Tablespoon, spoon out the dough. Roll in between two hands and then roll into the sprinkles or sugar (whichever desired). Place onto the pan 2 inches a part and press down with the bottom of a cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly golden. Allow to cool on the pan for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Store in a airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Easy sugar cookies for Valentines Day
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from All Recipes

The easiest sugar cookie recipe -perfect for Valentine's Day! These sprinkle sugar cookies are super soft, tender on the inside and deliciously sweet. Much easier than cut out cookies!

Hope you enjoy these cookies! I can’t wait to make them again with my little ones soon. Enjoy! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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11 comments on “Easy sugar cookies for Valentines Day”

  1. These look perfect for Valentines day. And really simple to make too

  2. The cookies look fantastic yum..

  3. Do you think they are too soft to package up and mail?

  4. Hi Jamielyn, I’d rather make these than any rolled out sugar cookie, any day! First of all there’s all that time and mess, and secondly, I think rolled cookies don’t taste as good. These are so cute! I’m passing your blog on to my daughter, too, who has seven kids who all like to get into the kitchen with her (well, except the little twins and the new baby)


  5. Hi! We are loving these cookies at my house. Thank you for sharing. Is there any way you can share with me the nutritional value and serving size? 

    • Hi Mandy! I’m not sure on the exact nutritional information, but I typed them recipe into a nutrition calculator online and it found that 2 cookies have 376 calories.

  6. I love this! I am always reluctant to make sugar cookies because of the time and mess involved. This solves both of those problems! Pinning!

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