Oatmeal Valentine Cookies Recipe
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Oatmeal Valentine Cookies Recipe

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What better way to show your valentine how much you care than to bake him or her a sweet treat? These cookies are fun to make and fun to eat! —Louise Carter, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • Red colored sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 221 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in oats.
  2. On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into heart shapes; place on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with red sugar if desired. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen 3-inch cookies.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Take time to cream the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy, that will help your dough come together easily.
  • Originally published as Oatmeal Valentine Cookies in Country February/March 1992, p49

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    Joan User ID: 9086368 261590
    Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

    "The recipe is missing some ingredients. I had to add 1/4 cup water to make the dough, and the cookies are really bland. Perhaps some cinnamon and ground cloves or brown sugar. They are more like bland sugar cookies with oatmeal. Won't try them again."

    s78owens User ID: 1700489 223344
    Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

    "Super easy and easy to figure out when to put in the flour mixture."

    irezasit User ID: 7132873 26267
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

    "it simple but nice taste and easy"

    beartd User ID: 2110021 7775
    Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

    "Part of the recipe is missing!!!!!!!"

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