Conversation Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day

conversation heart cookies

I’m not a big fan of St. Valentine’s day. Frankly, just hearing Jane Seymour’s voice on her “Open Heart” commercial anymore makes me downright stabby.

But any excuse to make cookies, right?

I wanted to make some cute-ish sugar cookies with a twist. I added mint extract to the batter to give the cookies a spring-like zing and differentiate them from regulary Christmas-y sugar cookies.

If you’re talented, you can add little conversation heart- type mottos to your cookies.

Valentine;s Day CookieYou can use any sugar cookie recipe/ frosting combo that you like, but I’m a big fan of the plain powdered sugar/milk frosting recipe.

Tip: Start with a very small amount of milk. Like 1 tsp. Unless you like spending over 30 minutes mixing in powdered sugar to get your frosting the correct consisitency. Not that that has ever happened to me . . . every single time I make it.

Conversation Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • Milk and powdered sugar for the frosting


  1. Cream together the first five ingredients
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar
  3. Slowly mix the flour mixture into the creamed mixture.
  4. Refrigerate ~ 1 hour
  5. Preheat the oven to 375*
  6. Roll out cookies to 1/2" thick and bake for 7-9 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet
  7. Frosting
  8. Mix the milk and powdered sugar together until the consistency is thick enough to spread. Start with a SMALL amount of milk.
  9. Add food coloring and frost cookies to your taste.

If you’re looking for more fun Valentine’s Day crafts and treats, visit my Valentine’s Day pinterest board (and follow me on pinterest while you’re there!) or check out my Valentine’s Day Fruit Pizza.

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