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Oatmeal Valentine Cookies

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
    2-1/2 dozen 3-inch cookies


  • 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 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • Red colored sugar, optional


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla; add to butter mixture. Stir in flour mixture; stir in oats.
  • 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.
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.
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    • Joan
      Feb 20, 2017

      The recipe was dry. 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
      Mar 22, 2015

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

    • irezasit
      Feb 11, 2013

      it simple but nice taste and easy