Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake is a simple and delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a fun and festive way to show your love and appreciation for those special people in your life. Not only is it easy to make, but it looks great and tastes even better. It’s a perfect treat no matter who you’re celebrating with – friends, family, a special someone, or yourself. Plus, it’s a great way to get creative and come up with a unique and special dessert.
It’s time to show your love this Valentine’s Day with an extra special treat – a delicious, decadent Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake!
This easy-to-make confection is sure to delight the special someone in your life, with its soft cookie, creamy frosting, and indulgent toppings like conversation hearts, sprinkles, and love!
This recipe is sure to make hearts flutter and tummies rumble.
The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need any special kitchen skills or tools.
All you need is one or two tubes of refrigerated sugar cookie dough, a pizza pan, buttercream frosting, and some fun Valentine’s Day decorations like conversation hearts, heart-shaped sprinkles, and M&Ms.
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Key to Success #1 – Start with Refrigerated Cookie Dough
This recipe is very forgiving as far as the amount of cookie dough that you use.
You can use anywhere between 30-36 ounces of cookie dough from the refrigerated section at your local supermarket.
Sometimes you can find a jumbo 30-ounce package of Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough.
But if you can’t find that, you can use two 16-ounce tubes of cookie dough or a 32-ounce tub of cookie dough.
I used chocolate chip cookie dough but can use white chocolate chip cookie dough or a Valentine’s Day package of cookie dough that has holiday-themed sprinkles embedded in the dough.
To make the cookie cake, start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
Get your pizza pan – I prefer to use a disposable pizza pan, but it would be super cute if you had a heart-shaped pizza pan.
Grease the pizza pan with cooking spray or butter (or line it with parchment paper).
Then take the refrigerated cookie dough and press it into the bottom of the pizza pan until it covers the entire pan.
To make things easier, you can break up the dough into smaller pieces or slice it into disks before pressing into the pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until the cookie is golden brown on top.
Let it cool completely before adding frosting and decorations.
You can pop the baked cookie cake into the refrigerator to help it cool more quickly.
Key to Success #2 – Make Homemade Buttercream Frosting
After the cookie cake is cooled, it’s time to whip up the super easy buttercream frosting.
The buttercream recipe is on our website, along with the keys to success.
For an extra festive touch, you can tint your buttercream frosting pink with food coloring.
I highly recommend using a gel food coloring, such as the Americolor gel food coloring in Soft Pink.
It will take less food coloring to get a nice rich color and is less likely to affect the consistency of your frosting.
Place the pink frosting into a piping bag that has been fitted with a closed star tip.
I frequently use the Wilton 1M tip when I’m piping frosting on cookie cakes.
Pipe stars all around the outer edge of your cookie cake.
To pipe stars, place the piping tip close to the cookie and squeeze firmly until a star forms.
Stop squeezing the bag then pull straight up, leaving the frosting behind.
Repeat the process right next to the first star – the stars should be almost overlapping so that there are no gaps.
If you have some small gaps, you can always go back and fill in with more stars.
Frosting stars is very forgiving because you can always go back and add more and it’ll still look perfect when you’re done.
Key to Success #3 – Decorate to Your Heart’s Content
You can add as many decorations as you want to this cookie cake.
Around the outside edge, I added Valentine’s Day-themed sprinkles and conversation hearts.
Be sure to vary the colors on the conversation hearts.
The yellow conversation hearts are definitely my favorite.
In the middle of the cookie, you can pipe more stars to spell out XOXO or LOVE or even to form a heart.
You can be as creative as you want to be here.
Top with red and pink M&Ms or any other type of Valentine’s Day candy that you have on hand.
Hopefully, you can form letters with frosting better than I can.
You could also slice the cookie cake using a pizza cutter and then let your family decorate their own slice with frosting and candy.
There are so many options to decorate this Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake.
You can go as intricate as you’d like.
But you can create something beautiful with very little effort.
Making this one-of-a-kind cookie cake is sure to bring smiles to everyone this Valentine’s Day!
Not only does it require minimal effort but it is also super delicious and customizable so you can tailor it perfectly for your special someone.
So why not give this tasty treat a try?
You’ll be sure to win over their heart with every bite!
Save this Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake recipe to your favorite Valentine’s Day Desserts board or your Cute Cookie Cakes board.
- 30-36 oz refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
- 1 recipe vanilla buttercream frosting
- Conversation hearts
- Valentine's Day sprinkles
- Valentine M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Press cookie dough into a round or heart-shaped cookie pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely.
- Once cool, mix up 1 batch of the vanilla buttercream frosting, coloring it pink. Fit a piping bag with a closed star tip, such as the Wilton 1M then add the frosting. Pipe stars all around the outside edge of the cookie cake.
- Decorate with Valentine's Day sprinkles and conversation hearts.
- On the inside of the cookie cake, use additional frosting to pipe stars to spell XOXO, LOVE, or other valentine-themed words or symbols. Decorate with red and pink M&Ms, if desired.
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