Ahh, Valentine’s Day. The holiday that you either love or hate. Or love to hate, or hate to love. I’ve yet to meet another person (besides myself) who just feels neutral about Valentine’s Day, but if that’s you please let me know in the comments. I would really like a new friend to talk about this with.
I’ve been wanting to make cheeky Valentine’s Day cookies for a long time. Phrased cookies are super popular lately, but to be honest, they’re always a little mean (even by my standards, which are pretty darn low). I don’t really want to eat a cookie that tells me to “stick my head where the sun don’t shine” (in not so kind words), but I also don’t really want one that’s like OMG I LOVE YOU. Writing this out, I have realized how difficult I am to please. Sry.
Back to the cookies! These cheeky Valentine’s Day cookies are so fun and easy to make, and you can customize them to say whatever you want. Be sweet, be cute, be downright cruel, it’s all up to you. The best part is that the cookie underneath the frosting is delicious, so these both look and taste good.
Here are some more Valentine’s Day recipe ideas:
Cheeky Valentine’s Day Cookies
Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. nondairy milk, such as Silk
- food coloring for decorating
- sprinkles for decorating
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and granulated sugar. Mix on medium until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water. Add the cornstarch mixture as well as the vanilla extract to the mixing bowl.
- Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt). Turn the mixer to low, and gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
- When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- On a lightly-floured surface, roll the dough to about 3/4″ thick.
- Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Re-roll the scraps and continue cutting out hearts until there is no more dough left.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown on the edges and just set in the middle. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the 4 frosting ingredients. Let mix until fully combined and smooth.
- Frost the tops of the cooled cookies and place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to let the frosting harden a bit. Pipe cheeky sayings onto the middle of the cookies and decorate the edges with sprinkles.
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