Recipe | Valentines Cookies (Turn Any Cookie Into Valentines Day)

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In true Valentines Day spirit, I'm covering things in pink, red, and glitter dust. Half of you are smiling (and oo-ing and awww-ing). The other half are cringing.

Maybe that means you think I'm tacky. But tacky is as tacky does and tacky does make cookies.

This is truly less of a 'recipe' and more of a trick to turn-any-cookie-into-a-Valentines-Day-Cookie (or, truly, to turn any dessert into a Valentines Day Dessert). Some ideas?

For this recipe, I used a pre-packaged box of Snickerdoodle mix found in my mother's pantry... and some awesomely pink and shiny edible glitter dust made by Wilton, purchased from Hobby Lobby via a gift card from Heidi. I also grabbed a can of sparkly white larger-grain edible glitter.

Snicker doodle cookies are pretty much your regular old cookie, coated in a cinnamon sugar dusting. For these, I went ahead and mixed half of the cinnamon sugar bag in with the dough. Then, instead of coating them in the brown cinnamon sugar mix, I combined the glitter ingredients, along with organic white sugar, and rolled the cookie dough balls in there.

But surrsly. Aren't they cute?

P.S. Check out my Pink Hands. What can I say? You caught me pink-handed...

  • 1 bag Snickerdoodle mix
  • Accompanying box ingredients (though I did cut the butter in half)
  • 1/2 Cup Organic (or regular) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Glitter Crystals (find glitter crystals via Hobby Lobby here)

  • 1 Teaspoon Wilton Pearl Dust in Pink (not available via Hobby Lobby's website, but was available in-store)
  1. Combine Snickerdoodle ingredients as instructed on your chosen box mix. 
  2. Instead of rolling the dough in cinnamon and sugar, add half of the instructed cinnamon sugar mixture into the dough and combine until well mixed (that means that, if your box provided a packet, use only half... but if you were instructed to make it yourself, cut the ingredients in that recipe in half).
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine granulated sugar, glitter crystals, and Wilton pearl dust. Mix well with fingers or a fork.
  4. Roll balls of cookie dough, then roll them in the sugar/glitter/pearl dust mixture until covered and place on a greased cookie sheet. Continue with the rest of the dough.
  5. Bake for the prescribed time on the box (I baked mine for 10 minutes) and remove.


  1. Thank you for linking up with us on our new hop and I repined your cookies. They look great!

  2. Found my way here from the Pinterest Hop. These photos are gorgeous and the cookies look wonderful!

  3. Thanks for coming by and linking up these awesome cookies! I pinned!

  4. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from the Show & Share party. Thanks for linking up!


  5. AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

  6. fabulously photo shoot!
    So cute and I just have to make some!
    Such a Pretty Cookies.
    This is a perfect gift for someone special.


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