Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays at Betty Crocker. It means cakes, cookies and creating the perfect shade of pink frosting—all in the name of love.
Borrowing inspiration from this Purple Ombre Layer Cake, we created a deceptively simple recipe perfect for surprising the sweethearts in your life. Our Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies use Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix and fluffy white frosting to achieve a bakery-quality look in less time than it takes to say “I love you.”
To get started, make the cookies according to the recipe. As they cool, gather six small bowls, 1 cup of frosting and an offset or rubber spatula.
Next, divide the frosting evenly among the bowls and tint with red liquid food color—the perfect task for little kitchen helpers. We used ½ drop (to do this, dip a toothpick in a drop and then into the frosting), 1 drop, 3 drops, 7 drops, 12 drops and 25 drops to go from light pink to deep magenta.
Finally, spread about 1 teaspoon of frosting in the middle of one cookie, taking care not to get too close to the edge, then place another cookie on top and press gently to seal. Voilà, a sweet, simple and stunning way to show your love!
And just when you thought these cookies couldn't get any sweeter, we created free downloadable tags and packaging—exclusive to Betty and perfect for any valentine.