Valentine’s Sweet Treats

These delicious cookies are our family Valentine tradition.

Chapman Family Valentine Cookies

I make the dough — Jared & Jacob help me cutout & decorate the cookies.  Once baked & decorated, these cookies never last long!!  Click here for a printable file of the recipe.  It’s a fun family project.

NOTE:  The recipe file link is a PDF which requires a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free from .

Chapman Family Valentine Cookie

Click here for a printable file of the recipe.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

Also required: 1 heart shaped cookie cutter

Allow butter & cream cheese to soften at room temperature at least 30 minutes.

Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl until evenly distributed.

Use an electric hand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Beat in sugar until well mixed. Add vanilla and egg, beat well.

Use low to medium mixer speed and gradually add in flour/baking powder to the butter/cream cheese/sugar mixture. Mix until completely and evenly combined.

Divide mixture into two even parts.

Wrap each part in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator approximately 2 hours or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Remove chilled dough from refrigerator.

Roll out to approximately 1/8” thickness on a well-floured surface. Cut out heart shapes with cookie cutters. Place on un-greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 for approx. 8 – 10 minutes (time may vary depending upon your oven, altitude, etc.).

Remove from oven. Cool completely, spread with your favorite icing & sprinkles, as desired.


Click here for a printable file of the recipe.

8 Responses to “Valentine’s Sweet Treats”

  1. Dee Sands says:

    The CREAM CHEESE got me. I LOVE anything with it. Didn’t have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, but others. Made them on Valentine’s Day, w/o icing, and OMG they were SO DELICIOUS. I’m shocked there were any left for my husband when he arrived home. Made a couple dog bone ones for our 4-legged child, too.

  2. Cats says:

    OK, so I clicked on the FIRST offer to print and clicked on print all, just for good measure… and voila! now I’m probably “doomed” as I have creme cheese AND butter in the frige!!!! LOL, hugs and blessings! =^^=

  3. Marge says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I just bought a heart cutter and now I have an excuse to use it.

  4. Angie says:

    Thank you for the recipe! I’m going to make some of the cookies! I like the cream cheese part of the recipe. Sounds yummy! Happy Valentines Day to you and your family.


  5. jane bailey says:

    thanks for the great cookie recipe. have a nice valentines day

  6. Gaby says:

    Thank you….I’m off to the market; will make these tomorrow!

  7. Millie says:

    Thanks for cookie recipe and hope you have a wonderful day with your family.


  8. Sheila Perl says:

    Yummy cookie recipe!
    What a nice way to celebrate Valentines Day 🙂

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