Pink and red m&m candies make these soft and chewy cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day! So thick, chewy, and delicious – your sweetheart won’t be able to resist these treats!
All of the cute little pink and red candies and cookies and clothing and decor and…well…everything is out in full force in the stores now.
I figured it was high time that I popped in with a cute little Valentine’s Day recipe for you guys!
I’m the least crafty person out there, so my version of a Valentine’s Day cookie is probably different than some people’s version – there is no intricate royal icing design, nothing coated in candy melts, and there is definitely no longer than 20 minutes involved in this whole recipe from start to finish.
I’m here for you, busy moms. Let’s tackle Valentine’s Day as easily and as tastily as possible. 😉
How to make these Valentine’s Day Cookies:
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We’re using the base for my homemade chocolate chip cookies to start. I don’t want to oversell these cookies or brag too hard about this recipe, but you guys. This makes the absolute best chocolate chip cookies ever. Ever ever ever.
This dough starts with melted butter (do not use margarine), brown sugar, and sugar. You’ll beat that together in your stand mixer, with a hand mixer, or by hand (yes you can easily mix these by hand) and then mix in an egg and some vanilla.
Now you can add your flour, salt and baking soda and continue mixing until well combined. This dough will be softer than the usual cookie dough.
After that, you can add your white chocolate chips and candy and watch the colors pop!
Use a large cookie scoop and scoop out 12 balls of dough. Spread these out on your cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Don’t overcook the cookies!
10 minutes may not seem like enough time for these big cookies to bake through and they’ll look a little underdone when you pull them from the oven. Trust the process – they’ll set up perfectly on the cookie sheet as they cool.
Let the cookies cool for a minimum of 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before serving. 10 is better, but who are we fooling? Hot, fresh cookies are irresistible.
More Valentine’s Day Treats to try:
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies: Bright red with pops of white chocolate chips, these are easy and pretty!
Valentine’s Crunch Bar: These crispy crunchy ooey gooey cereal bars are the best way to celebrate!
Red Velvet Donuts: They’re baked instead of fried and perfect for a V-Day breakfast!
Chocolate Covered Peeps Hearts: This one is perfect for the kids to help with!
Valentine’s Day Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well combined.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Dump in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined. Dough will be soft.
- Stir in the candy and white chocolate chips.
- Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 12 balls of dough.
- Bake for 10 minutes exactly. Do not overbake. Cookies may look a bit underdone, but they will set up as they cool.
- Let cookies set on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before eating.
- Store, tightly covered, for up to 5 days.