Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting


These crumbly sugar cookies with buttercream forsting are hard to beat so be sure to make plenty to share with your loved ones.

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Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

These are delicious crumbly sugar cookies that melt in the mouth and topped with the best ever buttercream frosting which elevates them to a whole other level.
Servings 30 cookies
Cook Time 25 minutes
plus chilling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes



Buttercream Frosting:



  • Place the butter and sugar into a stand mixer and beat until smooth and creamy
  • Add the eggs one at a time, scrape down the sides of the bowl if required
  • Add in the vanilla extract and mix until combined
  • With the mixer on low speed, add in the flour gradually until fully combined and smooth
  • Separate the dough into halves and shape into two 6 inch logs then wrap in greaseproof paper and place in the fridge to chill for a minimum of four hours.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350f and line three baking sheets with baking parchment
  • Cut the logs into slices and arrange on the baking sheet at least one inch apart
  • Bake in the oven for around 10-12 minutes
  • Allow to cool on the baking trays for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely

Buttercream Frosting:

  • Place the butter into a stand mixer with the paddle attachment fitted and beat until soft and creamy – this will take around five minutes
  • Turn the mixer to low then gradually start to add in the powdered sugar and mix for two minutes more – you will have a very thick mixture at this stage
  • Add in the cream one tablespoon at a time, you may need slightly less or slightly more so take it slow and add it as required as you mix
  • Add in the vanilla extract and salt and mix for 20 seconds more to fully combine
  • Separate the buttercream into bowls and add gel food colouring as required
  • Be sure to spread immediately onto the cookies as it does start to harden quite quickly
  • This will set on top but remain soft underneath – delicious
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cookies, Quick & Easy, Valentines

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