1) Buttermilk Pancake Recipe from The Gunny Sack
Start Valentine’s Day off right with a lovely breakfast of heart-shaped buttermilk pancakes topped with Nutella and raspberries. Kids will surely love the festive meal or you could impress your significant other with a romantic breakfast in bed. Try adding red food coloring to the batter for an even prettier pancake!
2) Slice N’ Bake Cookies from The First Year
At first glance, these may look like the pre-made slice and bake cookies from the grocery store, but these are homemade! While the store bought cookies would certainly save you time, they don’t give you the freedom to customize the cookies or make sweet kitchen memories with your little helpers. Once you’ve got the basic concept mastered, you could easily make some small tweaks for other holidays.
3) Heart Cutout Cupcakes from Glorious Treats
Everyone loves cupcakes, but these are extra sweet with the help of a small heart-shaped cookie cutter. The maraschino cherry frosting is both beautiful and delicious! Don’t forget the strawberry milk to complete the look.
4) Strawberry Sandwiches from Parents Magazine
Combine chocolate wafer cookies with a scoop of your favorite strawberry frozen yogurt or ice cream for a delicious dessert. Kids will love using icing to decorate the wafers. Try rolling the sandwiches in sprinkles before eating for an even more festive treat!
5) Mini Red Velvet Cakes from 100 Decors
How elegant are these little cakes?! Red Velvet and Valentine’s Day are a match made in heaven if you ask me. Make these to impress any party guest!
6) Soft Sugar Cookies from Wanna Come With
There’s nothing sweeter than a heart-shaped sugar cookie. Kids will enjoy decorating the dough with colored sugar. This would be a simple and fun recipe to make if you have small children who always want to help in the kitchen.
7) Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope from Liz Bushong
Imagine if your favorite cherry pie became the perfect bite-sized treat for a Valentine’s Day tea party. Voila! These adorable edible envelopes are bursting with a sweet cherry filling. These love notes speak for themselves!
8) White Chocolate Bark Bites from No. 2 Pencil
Heart-shaped silicone molds make this sweet treat super quick and simple. Kids can decorate their hearts using a variety of sprinkles, chocolate candies, etc. before you pour melted chocolate on top. I’m giving this recipe bonus points for hardly dirtying any dishes so you have more snuggle time with your loved ones.
9) Furry Monster Valentine Cupcakes from Lisa Favre
Kids are going to flip for these adorably sweet monster cupcakes! Candy eyes and pretzel sticks help give these treats personality. Teach kids that it doesn’t matter how many eyes or horns you have- it’s the sweetness inside that counts.
10) Sweet Cherry Linzer Torte Cookies from Woman’s Day
Say everything you need to say this Valentine’s Day with these adorable torte cookies and an alphabet cookie cutter set. Light, yet satisfying, these cookies will delight your sweet tooth.
Whether you’re celebrating alone, with a special someone, or with an entire tribe, I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day full of love!