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Easy Heart Cookies {With Cake Mix}

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Easy heart cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with red velvet cake mix. These cut out sugar cookies hold their shape with no spreading.

These are the perfect way to say I love you this season! Make them for your family, let the kids decorate them, or give them as gifts to family and friends. There is no wrong way to share the love! These Valentine’s Day Cookies {Love Letter Cookies} and Easy Love Cake will say it all this holiday season.

How To Make Heart Cookies?

  1. Mix egg and butter– In a large mixing bowl until combined.
  2. Sift cake mix– Add the sifted cake mix powder into the bowl of wet ingredients.
  3. Mix Again– Until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  4. Cover and chill dough– For 1-2 hours.
  5. Divide dough– Remove dough from fridge and divide in half. Work with one portion at a time and keep the other portion chilled in the fridge.
  6. Roll dough– between two sheets of wax paper or parchment paper and use a heart cutter to cut out pieces.
  7. Remove excess dough– From around the shapes.
  8. Bake– At 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
  9. Cool cookies– Completely cool and then, remove them from the tray.
  10. Drizzle topping– Use royal icing or melted white chocolate. Toss some sanding sugar on top, if you like. Enjoy!

Variations for Decorated Heart Shaped Cookies

Decorate with marshmallow fondantHow to Make Marshmallow Fondant

Decorate with glace icingGlace Icing Heart Cookies

Try soft frosting– You won’t be able to stack the cookies, but they will taste great.

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Try other sprinkles and seasonal sugar decorations– Make these fondant flowers or royal icing flowers.

Valentine sugar cookies /heart sugar cookies– Use my Cut Out Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe instead.

Dip the hearts in chocolate– Dip half of the heart cookie in dark or white chocolate for an elegant decor addition.

Tips and Techniques for Valentine’s Day Cookies

Chill dough– For 1-2 hours so it’s not sticky and easier to handle. Don’t skip this step! Most importantly, it prevents the cookies from spreading too much while baking and holding their shape.

Don’t over mix– It will make your cookies fall flat and become dense.

Only work with half the dough at a time– Keep the other half in the fridge so that is stays cold and remains easy to work with.

Roll dough between two sheets of wax paper or parchment paper– Make sure you are leaving enough space between each cookie so that there is enough space for them to expand during baking.

Cool cookies completely– Before removing them from the tray so that they don’t break when you remove them.

Make sure the egg and butter at room temperature– This allows them to blend properly into the dough.

There is no milk or water in this recipe– Do not add those ingredients or else the dough will become very sticky.

Storage

Cookie jar– At room temperature for up to 3 days.

Refrigerate– They can also be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Freeze– In a sealed container for up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature.

More Valentine’s Day Desserts

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Cut Out Heart Shaped Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing and Sanding Sugar
Easy Valentine's Day Red Heart Cookies With Cake Mix on White Parchment Paper
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Easy Cut Out Heart Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

Easy heart cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with red velvet cake mix. These cut out sugar cookies hold their shape with no spreading.

Servings: 24 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookies, valentine’s day cookies
Calories: 72 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1 box Red velvet cake mix
  • 1 cup Royal icing Or melted white chocolate, For decorating
  • 1/2 cup Sanding sugar For decorating

Instructions

  1. Add egg and butter in a large mixing bowl and mix until combined.

  2. Sift the cake mix powder.

  3. Add this sifted cake mix into the bowl of wet ingredients.

  4. Mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.

  5. Cover and chill dough for 1-2 hours so that it's not sticky and easier to handle. Do not skip this step!

  6. Remove dough from fridge and divide in half. Work with one portion at a time and keep the other portion chilled in the fridge.

  7. Roll dough between two sheets of wax paper or parchment paper and use a heart cutter to cut out pieces. Make sure you are leaving enough space between each cookie so that there is enough space for them to expand during baking.

  8. Remove excess dough from around the shapes.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are firm.

  10. Allow the cookies to cool completely and then, remove them from the tray.

  11. Drizzle the tops with royal icing or melted white chocolate. Toss some sanding sugar on top, if you like. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can also be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
  • The number of cookies you get from this recipe depends on the size of your cutter and thickness you roll out your dough. I prefer thin, crispy cookies and roll out my dough thin.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cut Out Heart Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
10
%
Cholesterol
 
17
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
37
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
3
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
128
IU
3
%
Calcium
 
2
mg
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Valentine's Day Red Cookies With Partial Bite

You can also make 8 other designs with just 1 heart cutter:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Swimwear
  3. Love Bugs
  4. Corset
  5. Bride’s dress
  6. Tuxedo
  7. Santa Claus
  8. Web of Love

The instructions for each of these designs are below.

Easy Heart Cookies- Tutorial

CORSETS

Step 1:
Roll out your fondant.
Step 2:
Use a heart cutter to cut out a piece.
Step 3:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup on top of your cookie and stick the fondant piece here.
Step 4:
Use a black edible marker to draw all the corset details. 

LOVE BUGS

Step 1:
Roll out your red fondant and use a heart cutter to cut out a piece.
Step 2:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup on top of your cookie and stick the fondant piece here.
Step 3:
Roll out some black fondant and cut out a small triangle piece and stick it near the tip of your cookie. This will be your love bug’s face.
Step 4:
Make the eyes and mouth out of white fondant.
Step 5:
Use a black edible marker to draw all the details, as shown in this picture…

THE “WEB OF LOVE”

Step 1:
Roll out your fondant.
Step 2: 
Use a heart cutter to cut out a piece.
Step 3:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup on top of your cookie and stick the fondant piece here.
Step 4:
Use a black edible marker to draw a web.

SANTA CLAUS

Step 1:
Roll out red fondant.
Step 2: 
Cut out a small triangular piece.
Step 3:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup on top of your cookie and stick the fondant piece here. This will be your Santa’s hat.
Step 4:
Roll out some white fondant and cut out an “8” shape.
Step 5:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup near the bottom of your cookie and stick this piece here.
Step 6:
Make a small ball of white fondant and stick it on top of the red hat.
Step 7:
Make two small balls of white fondant for the eyes. Draw black eyeballs with a black edible marker.
Step 8:
Make a small ball of red fondant and stick it in the center of your cookie. This will be Santa’s nose.
Step 9:
Use a black edible marker to draw a sweet smile. 

STRAWBERRIES

Step 1:
Roll out your red fondant.
Step 2: 
Use a heart cutter to cut out a piece.
Step 3:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup on top of your cookie and stick the fondant piece here.
Step 4:
Use a black edible marker to draw little dots all over your strawberry.
Step 5:
Roll out some green fondant and cut out somewhat of a star shape and stick it on top of your strawberry.

TUXEDO

Step 1:
Roll out your black fondant.
Step 2: 
Use a heart cutter to cut out a piece.
Step 3:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup on top of your cookie and stick the fondant piece here.
Step 4:
Roll out white fondant and cut out a small triangle shape and stick it near the top of the tuxedo.
Step 5:
Use a black edible marker to draw buttons.  

BRIDE’S DRESS

Step 1:
Roll out your white fondant.
Step 2: 
Use a heart cutter to cut out a piece.
Step 3:
Brush some royal icing or corn syrup on top of your cookie and stick the fondant piece a little below the top.
Step 4:
Cut off excess fondant on the sides and bottom with a knife.
Step 5:
Roll out 2 thin ropes out of white fondant and stick them on top, for the straps.
Step 6:
Make small balls of white fondant and stick them near the top of your cookie, in the shape of a necklace. 

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