Today I’ve got one of our favorite Valentine’s Cookies ~ Cookie and Candy in One to share with you. We’ve been making this treat every year since my oldest was in preschool. It’s a candy and a cookie all in one and so pretty too as it’s heart-shaped, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Supplies needed for Valentine Cookies
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- heart shaped cookie cutters in 2 sizes
- parchment paper
- jolly rancher candies
- sugar cookie dough
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
How To Make Valentine Cookie Candy In One
Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe or store-bought if you want to go with it quickly and easily. You can find my favorite sugar cookie recipe in this post: Easiest and Yummiest Sugar Cookies. If you purchase a store-bought sugar cookie dough make sure to follow the instructions for roll-out sugar cookies, some times you need to add some flour to the dough. Some doughs also suggest that you let it chill before rolling out.
Roll out your dough on a floured surface, and place the large heart-shaped cookie cutter first.
Here’s a heart cookie cutter like the one I use.
Then center the smaller heart in the middle of the larger cookie cutter.
Place your hollowed-out hearts on a cookie sheet. I love using parchment paper when I made cookies… anyone else? Parchment paper definitely makes this cookie work so much easier.
Then place a Jolly Rancher candy in the center. I used just pink and red Jolly Ranchers, but you could use whatever colors you like.
Bake your cookies in the oven at the temperature and time length that your recipe calls for. The Jolly Rancher hard candies melt perfectly, almost creating a stained glass look.
Let them cool for 5 minutes on the parchment paper before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Super cute and super easy… your kiddos will love these Valentine’s Day Cookies and Candy in One and so will their friends. These cookies make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day Treats.
You can store the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.