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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cookies

These Valentine’s Day cookies come together so quickly — they’re made using a refrigerated pie crust!

Easiest EVER Valentine's Day Cookies on RachelCooks.com

Sometimes you just want a little sweet treat. Or perhaps your son or daughter comes home from school and tells you they need to bring a treat. Tomorrow. These Valentine’s Day cookies will come to the rescue! These cookies could not be easier to make. And they are so adorable.

Easy Valentine's Day Cookies on RachelCooks.com

And if you don’t like hearts (umm…I don’t know why you wouldn’t but everyone is different), you could make these into any shape you want. All you’re limited by is the cookie cutters you have or your creative knife skills.

I clearly used heart cookie cutters and my daughter and I sprinkled these with red, pink and purple sugar. Purple is her favorite color. And yes, I’m obsessed with that video. Purple! Purple! Purple!

Breakfast with the Gurk family. Now you know what it is like. Purple!

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As if these weren’t girly enough, I also used some “Princess” baking emulsion to flavor them. I don’t even really know how to describe this flavor (citrus/almond/vanilla/butter?) except that it makes everything taste amazing.  It’s similar to the flavor of a sugar cookie. Or something. It’s good. If you haven’t baked with it, you should start. Add it to your cookies, your cakes…your coffee? I don’t know. It might be good. (It’s also awesome in these Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bars.)

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Sugar. Lots and lots of sugar.

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Make these for your love!

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cookies

Yield: depends on size of cookie cutter

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

These Valentine's Day cookies come together so quickly -- they're made using a refrigerated pie crust!

Ingredients:

  • 2 rolls refrigerated pie crust dough
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Princess Bakery Emulsion (optional, but recommended)
  • decorating sugars in fun colors

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking sheet.
  2. Roll out pie crust dough onto a clean surface and roll with a rolling pin until slightly thinner -- about 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out hearts and transfer onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and bakery emulsion. Brush cookies generously with this mixture and then top with (a lot!) of decorating sugar.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they start to become golden brown around the edges.
  5. Cook completely on trays before transferring to an airtight container for storing.

adapted from FoodieCrush

Verdict: Tasty! Love the crunchy sugar topping on these Valentine’s Day cookies.
Husband’s take: No complaints from him!
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Easy.

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13 Responses to “Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cookies”

  1. denise — February 7, 2014 at 6:49 am

    so easy, and sounds delish!

  2. Christina — February 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

    These are so cute Rachel. I love how easy they are!

  3. TidyMom — February 7, 2014 at 8:20 am

    what a great idea! i love it!

  4. Sues — February 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Princess baking emulsion? I must learn more! These are so pretty!

  5. Liz @ Virtually Homemade — February 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

    What a creative idea – love it! And I must try the princess baking emulsion – who knew!!!

  6. Anna @ Garnish with Lemon — February 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Princess baking emulsion…what the what?!?! I’m late to the party on this one, but now I’m totally intrigued. Off to Amazon…

  7. Cassie — February 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    These are awesome little sweet treats. So fun and simple and pretty!

  8. Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — February 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I love these cute cookies! I kind of want to buy that emulsion just for it’s name. Though the way you described it is pretty convincing too! Love the photos!

  9. Mom — February 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Princess baking emulsion? Totally new to me! I had to check out their website. I’m kind of wondering if the products are natural or a chemical concoction. I wasn’t positive after reading their website. I’d really like to try some, though. Wish I would have read this recipe before I made my $35 free shipping order from Amazon. I was looking for something to get me up to the $35 total. Had to order more popcorn….Not that I won’t be using that :) And sharing it of course with my lovely daughters.

  10. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — February 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    1.) Your momma leaves comments almost identical to my mom’s. Love that.
    2.) Princess?? I love it already.
    3.) These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen. You can never have too many sprinkles!

    • Rachel Gurk — February 9th, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

      Loved this comment. And love our mommas. :)

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