Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and many people love the idea of baking some cookies to give to their nearest and dearest. We love these Cinnamon Heart Cookies. They are so tasty one of these delicious cookies won’t be enough. These cookies will become one of your favorite sweet treats for sure. Super simple to make and are perfect to share with the people you love the most.
When it comes to Valentine’s day cookies, you want simplicity but above everything else you want something that delivers flavor. The cinnamon flavor works so well with this easy recipe. The cute little hearts that you place on top of each cookie just makes them feel extra special. The perfect cookie to enjoy with a delicious hot chocolate.
Why do we love these Cookies?
We love cookies. Every type, every flavor, and while we shouldn’t have favorites, these cinnamon heart cookies have stolen our hearts. Excuse the pun! They are really easy to make but look super cute for Valentine’s day. The cinnamon sugar cookies will go down a storm with your family, friends, and most importantly, the person you love.
The easy-to-follow instructions will have you whipping up a batch of these cookies in no time at all. This is a great recipe to prepare ahead of time and have them ready to enjoy on a cozy Valentine’s evening at home. The cinnamon hearts give that extra little crunch and a lovely texture to the cookies. A little more crumbly than chewy but delicious nonetheless. You will be wanting to make these cookies as soon as you can.
Ingredients – What you need for the Cinnamon Heart Cookies
There are some dry ingredients that are a staple when it comes to making great cookies and flour is one of them. It gives structure to the cookie. We like to use all-purpose flour for this recipe. You will need 2 cups for this. When you measure the flour use a spoon and sift it.
For this recipe, you need 1 cup of butter that is softened at room temperature.
White sugar is what will give these cookies that extra sweetness. You only need 3/4 cup of it and it will produce incredible chewy cookies.
Red Cinnamon Hearts
This is what will make these cookies extra special this Valentine’s Day. You need 3/4 cup of crushed cinnamon hearts for the cookie dough and you will want 16 whole hearts for the tops of the cookies.
Last of all, you will need extra sugar for dusting.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you store these Cookies?
These are great cookies to make and store. They will need to be placed in an airtight container when they are baked and cooled. They can be stored at room temperature and will be at their best for up to a week.
How should I soften the butter?
You can leave the butter out on the countertop and at room temperature for a couple of minutes and that will help the butter to soften up. You can also use the microwave if you want to speed up the process. It will likely only need about 15 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave. You don’t want to melt the butter, and you also want to make sure that the butter isn’t too hot. This won’t be any good to make cookies. The best method is to leave it out for a little while.
What is the best way to crush the cinnamon hearts?
A quick option would be to add the cinnamon hearts to a freezer bag and then use a rolling pin to crush them up. It is simple and a great way to keep the crushed cinnamon hearts contained until you need them.
How to make the Cinnamon Heart Cookies
First of all, you will want to gather all of your ingredients together. Place the cinnamon hearts into a zipped bag and use a meat tenderizer to crush the hearts. Or use whatever you have to hand that will help crush them up into small pieces.
Next up you will want to combine the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl and beat until mixed well. Add flour and mix until the dough pulls together and is smooth. Fold the crushed cinnamon hearts into the flour mixture
Roll the cinnamon mixture into 1-inch balls. Once you have done that you can place the cookie dough balls onto a cookie sheet, and press down on top of each ball with a bottom of a glass. A quick tip is to rub the bottom of the glass with a little flour. This avoids any of the cookie dough from sticking to the bottom of the glass.
Use a fork and gently press down on each cookie. Sprinkle sugar on the top of each cookie and add one cinnamon heart in the middle to create your cinnamon heart cookies.
Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes. They should be a lovely golden color on the bottom. Let the cookies cool before removing them from the baking sheet and then transferring them to your chosen container.
Take these Cinnamon Cookies to the next level
You could make these extra cute by using a cookie cutter. Heart shapes are perfect for a special day of love.
You could make a little icing and drizzle the white icing on top of the cookies. All you need is some icing sugar and water. You could even add some food coloring to make them extra cute.
Dip these cookies into a little melted chocolate. White or milk chocolate would work well with these tasty cookies.
Cinnamon heart cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup red cinnamon hearts, crushed *16 uncrushed for tops of cookies
- Sugar for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 325F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place cinnamon hearts into a zipped bag and use a meat tenderizer to crush the hearts. ( Or anything you have that you can use to do this)
- Combine the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl and beat until mixed well. Add flour and mix until the dough pulls together and is smooth. Fold in crushed cinnamon hearts.
- Roll into 1 inch balls, place balls on a cookie sheet, press down on top of each ball with a bottom of a glass ( rub the bottom of the glass in flour prior to pressing down to avoid the dough from sticking)
- Use a fork and gently press down on each cookie. Sprinkle sugar on the top of each cookie and add one cinnamon heart in the middle.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes (should be golden on the bottom) Let cool before removing from the baking sheet.