These simple sugar cookies will be a big hit in your house any time of the year, but especially on Valentine’s Day…don’t we all “love” food?

Valentines Day Simple Sugar Cookies Recipe

Valentine’s Day is a simple affair in our house. We may go out for dinner, relax with a movie, play a video game together, or host our friends for a board game night. What is for sure a part of our day, as you may remember from last years “Husband Approved Valentine’s Day” list, is FOOD.

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…well it works with me too! I love food, especially desserts. Which you may guess if you look at my pins!

8 ingredient sugar cookies

So, I decided to make a new recipe in honour of Valentine’s Day and what better to make, than cookies! Simple sugar cookies to be exact. This recipe is based on the sugar cookies my Grannie makes, but I added a couple changes mainly because I was low on ingredients, so I swapped some ingredients.

These simple sugar cookies came together really quickly and taste amazing! My husband ate six of them (yes, 6) on the first day I made them. In the end, I made 3 batches total to share between my husband, my coworkers, and me.

The great thing about these cookies is the endless possibilities they allow for. You can use cookie cutters to get any desired shape – hearts for Valentine’s Day of course. You can decorate them with a simple icing recipe (I’ll be sharing it next week). Or your can dip them in chocolate, something the bakery I used to work at did regularly!

Or eat them plain…that works too.

So grab the ingredients and take a couple minutes to bake these amazingly simple sugar cookies. The hardest part will be deciding whether to decorate them before eating!

Simple Sugar Cookies



  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk

Bake up some love with Simple Sugar Cookies this Valentines DaySteps

  1. Cream together to shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate smaller bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add small amounts of the dry mix and milk alternately into the wet mix until you have achieved a firm but slightly sticky dough. The amount of milk needed will vary, I usually used 1/4 cup exactly.
  4. Roll the dough out onto a well-floured surface. As you roll, add more flour to the top of the dough, flip and roll again adding more flour as needed.
  5. Once the dough is rolled out and no longer sticky, use your cookie cutters to cut out the desired shape.
  6. Place onto a non-stick cookie sheet (or parchment lined, or lightly greased) and bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before adding icing or dipping in chocolate.

EAT ME - Simple Sugar Cookies

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2 thoughts on “Simple Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

  • February 1, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I LOVE simple sugar cookies! I will be making these for the family for Valentine’s Day so we can enjoy the day in a sweet way!


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