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BIG Valentine Cookies + Cute “Baked with Love” Cookie Sleeves

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It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner already, right?!

Since there’s never a shortage of candy hearts and wrapped chocolates to go around on this holiday, I wanted to share a different sort of sweet gift idea with you today that’s easy, unique, and COOKIE based!

BIG Valentine Cookies

In a nutshell, these are simply good ol’ chocolate chunk and snickerdoodle cookies with colorful Valentine sprinkles mixed in… but there’s a fun baking trick used here too. I baked the cookies in a whoopie pie pan to make them BIG, uniform, and perfectly round. In other words, you’ll look like a real pro baker when you hand these babies out. ;)

big valentine's day cookies

I also used 2 of my favorite Krusteaz cookie mixes (Triple Chocolate Chunk and Snickerdoodle) to make this project extra easy, then designed some playful “window” cookie labels to package them up in style. The “windows” are positioned to look like the “mouth” on the bunny and the “belly” on the penguin and bear.

Side note: I included traditional Valentine’s Day messages on the labels, but am thinking that  fun alternative captions for these would be “Get in mah belly!” and “Open wide!”. If anyone would like these versions instead, you can download them right here.

valentine cookie sleeves

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Whoopie Pie Pan Cookies

Here’s a closer look at the process of making the cookies:

my favorite Krusteaz cookie mixes

1. Preheat your oven to 350º.
Note: The instructions on the box say to preheat to 375º for regular cookies, but I tested these “whoopie pie pan cookies” at both temperatures, and 350º worked better in this instance since the unique style of pan affects the way they bake up.

2. Mix sprinkles into the cookie dough.
I used XOXO sprinkles for theTriple Chocolate Chunk cookies and tiny hearts for the Snickerdoodles.

chocolate chip valentine's day cookies

3. Scoop the cookie dough onto the whoopie pie pan.
I used a 1 oz cookie scoop and was able to scoop 12 big, yummy cookies from one batch of mix.

4. Press the dough into the pan cavities.

5. Add another pinch of sprinkles on top.
This guarantees a big pop of color on the top of the cookies, where you really want it to show!

Note: The Snickerdoodle cookies require one additional step: rolling the dough balls in a sugar/cinnamon mix before pressing them into the pan, as shown below. A packet of this cinnamon/sugar mix is included in the Krusteaz Snickerdoodle cookie mix.