Valentine's Day Cookies

Chocolate-Raspberry Cutout Cookies

Chocolate-Raspberry Cutout Cookies >

When my daughter, Katie, was 2, the juicy, ripe raspberries in my backyard inspired me to create this cutout cookie. It's become a mother-daughter tradition to pick the raspberries, choose the cutter shapes, cut out the cookies and frost them. We treasure the hours we've shared in the kitchen creating not only delightful cookies, but lasting memories.
—Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

Classic Cherry Pie Cookies

Classic Cherry Pie Cookies >

These cute cookies will be the hit of any cookie tray. The cocoa-based buttercream frosting is piped over the filling to mimic a lattice crust.
—Lorri Reinhardt, Big Bend, Wisconsin

Chocolate-Frosted Heart Cookies

Chocolate-Frosted Heart Cookies >

These cookies are a real treat. I'm sure you'll love them! For a faster set, place cookies in the fridge after frosting. They'll be ready to eat in moments!
—Jackie Messina, Chardon, Ohio

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies >

Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be great to capture all that wonderful flavor in a cookie. The pastry-like cookie is topped with pink strawberry frosting.
—Allison Anderson, Avondale, Arizona

Cutout Wedding Cookies

Cutout Wedding Cookies >

The dessert table shapes up sweetly when we make these crisp, almond-flavored cookies for family weddings. Hearts, lips, doves, bells and other love-themed cutters work well.
—Grace Van Timmeren, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Be-Mine Sandwich Cookies

Be-Mine Sandwich Cookies >

These simple sandwich cookies are the first thing to disappear from dessert tables. They're cute, colorful and extremely fast to make.
—Darcie Cross, Novi, Michigan

Secret Kiss Cookies

Secret Kiss Cookies >

Here's a recipe that's literally sealed with a "kiss." These cookies are bound to tickle any sweet tooth.
—Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana

Decorated Butter Cookies

Decorated Butter Cookies >

Tender, crisp and flavorful, these versatile butter cookies can be decorated to suit any season or occasion. Or you can just frost them lightly and top with toasted coconut.
—Doris Schumacher, Brookings, South Dakota

Strawberry Valentine Cookies

Strawberry Valentine Cookies >

Start a new Valentine's Day tradition with these pretty, whimsical cookies. Strawberry is a perfect complement to the chocolate glaze.
—Marna Heitz, Farley, Iowa