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Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites are great fun if you can’t decide what to make and bake for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
These bite-size treats are a bit indulgent, but oh so good. The sprinkle and heart decorations add a fun twist to the classic treat.
Whipped into a cake-like batter and baked to perfection, these Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites are the perfect way to show your loved ones just how much you care.
The perfect size for little hands and big smiles, they are a delicious way to celebrate this most special occasion.
Who can resist Valentine’s Day sprinkle?
Why You’ll Love These Sprinkle Bites
- They are perfect for on the go.
- The ingredients are easy to find.
- The recipe is simple to follow.
- Excellent family bonding activity.
- Ideal for giving as a homemade gift, especially on Valentine’s Day.
Looking for a delicious and easy Valentine’s Day cookie recipe?
Look no further than these amazing sprinkle bites cookies!
They are simple to make and absolutely delicious. Your loved ones will love them!
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
Equipment Needed to Make Sprinkle Biteslarge bowl
- medium bowl
- small bowl
- parchment paper
- silicone baking mat
- cutting board
- cookie cutter
- cookie sheets
- piping bag
Ingredients For Your Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites
For the Batter Preparation:
- almond extract
- Valentine’s Day nonpareils sprinkles
- 1 – 2-inch mini heart cookie cutter
For Icing Preparation:
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- Valentine’s Day nonpareils sprinkles
- disposable piping bag
How To Make A Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites
Step 1: Cookie Dough Preparation
Preheat the oven up and set it to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Using a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract. Mix it all until all is combined and creamy consistency is achieved. Then, in a medium bowl, carefully whisk the flour and salt until both ingredients are combined.
Gradually incorporate and beat the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until dough forms.
For the last step of the dough, gradually mix the ¼ cup of Valentine’s Day sprinkles into the mixture. Make sure the sprinkles are thoroughly incorporated into the dough before cutting it out.
Step 2: Baking Time
Once the dough is formed, proceed to cut out the mini heart outline. Lightly flour the cutting board and roll the dough into ¼ in a thick rectangle. Use the cookie cutter to cut out the heart-shaped cookies.
Place the cut-out heart cookies on the cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone mats. Then, bake the cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes or until it turns slightly golden.
Allow it to cool before carefully placing it on the wire rack.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Using a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix it until all ingredients are combined and it achieves a smooth consistency.
Carefully spoon the icing mixture into the piping bag and cut the tip-off. Make sure to only cut a small portion of the tip to add a more precise drizzle.
Then, drizzle the icing over the cookies and top it off with sprinkles and allow it all to harden.
Serve and enjoy!
What to Serve with Your Sprinkle Bites
Hot or Cold Milk
It’s a basic combination, but it’s a lot of fun. While red velvet heart cookies aren’t classic dunkers, their light and airy cake flavor make them taste like one.
Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to try a new flavor!
Tea or Coffee
This sweet treat also goes well with an aromatic cup of tea or coffee. A perfect snack to have while enjoying a slow and lazy afternoon.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
You can add a little twist to this recipe by incorporating more exciting flavors into the dough. You can add cinnamon or even pumpkin spice for that extra flair.
Upon mixing the dough, you can also add chocolate chips to the cookie dough.
You might also consider adding or topping some of the following for extra texture:
- Chocolate Wafers
- Dried Fruits
- Mixed Nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Crushed Toffee Bars
How To Store Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites
Best Way To Store Sprinkle Bites Leftover
Before storing the sprinkle bites, make sure they are totally cool.
Keep them at room temperature and in an airtight container, such as a resealable freezer bag, to keep them fresh and tender.
How Long Will Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites Last In the Fridge?
These tiny heart-shaped cookies are a joy to eat! These cookies can keep for two to three weeks at room temperature or two months in the refrigerator.
Cookies preserve their quality for eight to twelve months after being frozen.
Can I Freeze Sprinkle Bites
Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 or 4 weeks after baking. Allow the cookies to cool completely after baking. Freeze them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then store them in a freezer-safe zip-top storage bag.
Sprinkle Bites FAQs
Can I still make them even without a cookie-cutter?
Yes. If by chance while baking there is no heart-shaped cookie cutter available, you can use a small knife to cut out precise heart-shaped cookies.
Is it okay if I add color to the cookie dough?
Yes. If you want something bright and colorful, you are free to add food coloring.
Make sure to incorporate it in the dough mixture process.
You might want to add more of the coloring as the insufficient color tends to make the cookies brown in color instead.
Can I give these cookies as a gift?
Yes. What greater gift to give other than those homemade treats?
You can place these cookies in inboxes and make them as personalized and thoughtful as possible.
Is it okay to skip the sprinkles on top?
Yes. You can skip the sprinkles especially if you are not a fan of it.
I would recommend adding food coloring to the frosting instead to make it colorful and fun without using the sprinkles.
Can I make the frosting chocolate flavored?
Yes. You can simply swap the white chocolate for milk chocolate. Make sure that it will harden before serving.
Other Sprinkle Bites Recipes You’ll Love
Aside from Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites, you may try these fun and exciting recipes below:
Whether you’re looking for a romantic, decadent treat or something quick and easy to whip up on the fly, Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites are perfect.
They can be made in advance or as last-minute desserts that will still look great with minimal effort.
These bite-sized treats are sure to please any sweet tooth this holiday season!
Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites Cookies Recipe
- ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- ¼ C sugar
- ½ tsp pure almond extract
- 1 ¼ C flour
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ C Valentine’s Day nonpareils sprinkles
- 1 - 2in mini heart cookie cutter
- Icing ingredients
- ¾ C powdered sugar
- 3-5 tbsp milk
- ½ tsp clear vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp Valentine’s Day nonpareils sprinkles
- 1 disposable piping bag
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
- Using a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract until creamy and combined
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour and salt until combined
- Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms
- Mix in the ¼ C Valentine’s Day sprinkles
- Lightly flour a cutting board and roll the dough into ¼ in thick rectangle
- Use the cookie cutter and cut out mini heart cookies
- Place the hearts onto the cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown
- Allow cooling before transferring to a wire rack
- Using a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until combined and smooth
- Spoon the icing into the piping bag and cut the tip-off
- Drizzle the icing over the cookies
- Sprinkle some cookie sprinkles on top and allow the icing to harden before enjoying!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
Do not forget to come back and let me know your thoughts and experience on how your Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Bites turned out!