Make Sweet Strawberry Sugar Cookies For Date Night

Sugar cookies are a type of cookie made from a simple mixture of flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. This mixture is then shaped into hearts or other Valentine's Day-themed shapes and decorated with frosting and sprinkles. The versatility of sugar cookies makes them a great option for Valentine's Day because they can be customised to suit the tastes and preferences of the person you are making them for.

These Strawberry Sugar Cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day as they take the classic sugar cookies that everyone loves and add the delicious flavour of fresh strawberries, another classic for Valentine’s Day. They’re simple to make and so much fun to do with a loved one, so make it your V-Day date night!

When it comes to decorating, the options are endless. For a simple look, you can frost your cookies with traditional icing made from powdered sugar, milk, and food colouring. For a more elaborate design, you can use piping bags to create intricate patterns and shapes. You can also add sprinkles, candies, and other decorations to make your cookies even more special.

When it comes to giving your sugar cookies as a gift, there are many options to choose from. You can wrap them in cellophane bags tied with ribbon, package them in decorative tins, or present them in a gift box. No matter how you choose to give them, sugar cookies are a sweet and thoughtful way to show your love and affection on Valentine's Day.


For the Strawberry Liquid

  • 1 ¾ cups quartered strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

For the Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3.5 tablespoons strawberry liquid
  • ¼ teaspoon red food colouring


  • In a saucepan set over medium heat, cook out the sugar and strawberries for about 10 minutes until they form a thick syrup then strain it through a fine sieve to remove the lumps.
  • To make the cookies, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar together until aerated and creamy. 
  • Slowly add your strawberry syrup and vanilla until combined.
  • Then start adding in the flour mixture and if desired, add some red food colouring too.
  • Chill the dough for 1-2 hours. 
  • Preheat an oven to 180 C and then scoop your dough onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, let them cool and then decorate with icing.