25 Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I can’t help but share some awesome cookie ideas with you. Sometimes, choosing a perfect gift for those you love most is hard, so a heart-shaped cookie may be the best idea. Take a look at the ideas below and choose the one your loved ones would enjoy most!

HEART SHAPED VALENTINE'S DAY DESSERT IDEAS

Gingerbread Cookies (Valentine’s Edition)

Perfect for Christmas, the gingerbread cookies can be a great Valentine’s gift, too; everything remains the same but in the shape of a heart.

Gingerbread Cookies Valentine’s Edition
Who says that gingerbread cookies are reserved for Christmas?
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Gingerbread Cookies Valentine's Edition

Almond Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

Perfect to treat your loved ones, these cookies feature raspberry filling between two delicious pieces of heart-shaped dough. 

Almond Raspberry Sandwich Cookies
A nutty flavor with freshness from raspberry jam sounds like a good combo!
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Almond Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

Heart-Shaped Conchas

If you want something unusual, try this traditional Mexican sweet bread, all you need to do is shape it into a heart and have a perfect Valentine’s treat.

Heart-Shaped Conchas
Here is one Valentine's Day idea! The dough is fluffy and cloudy with a crispy crust on top.
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heart shaped conchas

Red Velvet Pavlova Cake

If you are in the mood for a full-bakery experience, I recommend the Red Velvet Pavlova Cake, your Valentine’s festivities will definitely be remembered!

Red Velvet Pavlova Cake
I don't know how I never made this red velvet pavlova cake before! I truly recommend it 🙂
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Red Velvet Pavlova Cake

Taylor Swift-Inspired “Blank Space” Cake

For a cake that combines the joy of backing with the joy of eating, make this Blank Space Cake and enjoy your music-inspired delight.

Taylor Swift Blank Space Cake
To celebrate the release day of 1989 (Taylor's Version), I made this iconic Blank Space Cake. The dark chocolate layers, cherries, and rum go amazingly together. The funniest part is stabbing the heart-shaped cake several times and eating it straight from the plate!
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Blank Space Cake recipe

Heart-Shaped Cheesecake

Rich, creamy, and relatively easy to make, even for beginners, this cake is the perfect way to say “I love you” to those who matter to you the most. 

Heart-Shaped Cheesecake
A beautiful heart-shaped cheesecake for Valentine’s Day. Crustless cheesecake topped with fresh raspberries and whipped cream, the perfect treat for your loved one.
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Heart-Shaped Cheesecake

Heart Fudgy Brownies

Moist and rich, these sweet delights are one-bowl sweets that take minutes to make and eternity to forget. 

Heart Shaped Brownies
Easy and adorable heart shaped brownies are perfect for Valentine’s Day! This recipe includes our favorite from-scratch brownie recipe, but you can absolutely use a boxed mix!
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Heart Shaped Brownies

Chocolate Madeleines

Soft, spongy, and lighter than air, these easy-to-make French butter cakes are your ticket to a refined Valentine’s. 

Chocolate Madeleines
Tender and fluffy Chocolate Madeleines which will steal your heart! Tips for making the perfect madeleines. Recipe with step-by-step photos.
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Chocolate Madeleines

Heart Cake Pops

Bite-sized and cheerful, made for a light finger-food gathering, these are perfect for any Valentine’s event, from an intimate date to a night-in with your favorite people. 

Heart-Shaped Cake Pops
A sweet piece of strawberry cake, coated in candy and placed on a stick. A perfect treat or gift for Valentine’s Day!
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Heart-Shaped Cake Pops

Hidden Heart Chocolate Loaf Cake

This delicious, moist, and rich chocolate cake will bring out your creative side, which is the perfect opportunity to add some of your zest to this dessert.

Hidden Heart Chocolate Loaf Cake
An easy to follow recipe for a Hidden Heart Chocolate Loaf Cake with a surprise pink heart when you cut into it! Great for Valentine’s Day
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Strawberry Heart Brownies

If you are not much of a shape-maker, take the easy way out and cut strawberries in half, creating the perfect hearts to decorate your brownies.

Strawberry Heart Brownies
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Strawberry Heart Brownies

Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies

Ideal to shape and decorate, these cutout cookies will add a romantic spin to your evening without you having to work too hard on them.

Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies
I used peanut butter in place of the butter in my take on a traditional cutout cookie, which turned out super nutty and soft. My children love to decorate the cookie with frosting, sprinkles and some creativity. —Cindi Bauer, Marshfield, Wisconsin
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Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies

Shortbread Hearts

Whether you plan on treating a friend or “more than a friend,”  these simple, quick, and delicious sweets are perfect to express your love.

Shortbread Hearts
Easy three ingredient shortbread hearts coated in white & milk chocolate – perfect easy bake for kids, friends or anyone!
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Shortbread Hearts

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

These delicate cookies are perfect for a sweet treat if you plan on having a tropical Valentine’s combined with a colorful cocktail. 

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies
Ruby red jam and coarse sugar add a festive look to these crisp sandwich cookies that are the perfect gift for loved ones.
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Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal Rollout Cookies

Simple and tasty, these oatmeal cookies are a real treat with their delicious cream cheese frosting. 

Oatmeal Rollout Cookies
For special events, the creator’s mother would bring these cookies to the rural school she attended. She decorated each cookie with a student’s name written in frosting.
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Oatmeal Rollout Cookies

Linzer Heart Cookies

These are cookies you eat with your nose before they even touch your mouth as they seduce with their fragrance of warm spices and crisp texture. 

Linzer Heart Cookies
This specialty cookie takes a little extra effort, but the delectable results are well-worth it. I bake the tender jam-filled hearts when I need something fancy to serve for Valentine’s Day or other special occasions. —Jane Pearcy, Verona, Wisconsin
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Linzer Heart Cookies

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee Cakes

These are perfect to start your Valentine’s Day since they are a delicious breakfast idea to kick-start the festivities and romance.

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee Cakes
I enjoy making this lovely coffee cake for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and other special occasions. I found the recipe more than 30 years ago, and I’ve been making it ever since. The delicious treat is a hit with family and friends. -Norma Hammond, Leland, Iowa
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Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee Cakes

Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Thicker and cakeier than regular cookies, with a special filling and unique magic, these pies will melt your heart as they melt in your mouth. 

Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Baking a fun treat is a must when my four grandchildren come to stay for “grandma camp.” Sometimes the grandkids help by piping the cake batter. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Homemade Gumdrops

If you want to treat your special person with a bag of goodies, these easy and fun gumdrops are the perfect way to do so.

Easy Homemade Valentine Heart Gum Drops
Looking for a fun way to get in the kitchen with your kids? Come and check out these easy homemade Valentine Heart Gum Drops!
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Easy Homemade Valentine Heart Gum Drops

Valentine Heart Macarons

Some call them a cliché, but I call them a classic, these lovely pink macarons, will finitely be the sweetest treat for favorite people at Valentine’s Day. 

Valentine’s Heart Macarons
These cinnamon spiced heart macarons are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
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Valentine’s Heart Macarons

Conversation Heart Cheesecake Truffles

Sweet little cheesecake bites, perfect for gifting and even better to have under candlelight, these sweets will definitely bring you two closer. 

Conversation Heart Cheesecakes
Add sweet messages to your Conversation Heart Cheesecakes. These deliciously creamy mini cheesecakes are great Valentine’s Day desserts.
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Conversation Heart Cheesecakes

Ding Dong Valentines Chocolate Hearts

If you are in the mood for deep-flavored and rich chocolaty treats, the Homemade Ding Dong cakes in a heart shape will definitely enhance your Valentine’s Day!

Ding Dong Valentines Chocolate Hearts
Ding Dong Valentine’s Chocolate Hearts are a delicious, fun and festive Valentine’s Day treat! What better way to spread love than with chocolate?
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Ding Dong Valentines Chocolate Hearts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

This is a healthier option for those who prefer a lighter and fruity sweet treat. 

How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Hearts
Chocolate-dipped strawberry hearts are an easy Valentine’s Day candy everyone will love! Cut strawberries into heart shapes and dip them in chocolate.
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How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Hearts

Heart-Shaped Raspberry Rolls

These light and airy raspberry rolls with a raspberry and orange filling are ideal for a unique Valentine’s experience. 

Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls
Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls are the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat and are as easy as they are beautiful, taking just 1 hour from start to finish!
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Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

And lastly, if you can’t think of another dessert, you can never go wrong with the gentle and romantic heart-shaped cinnamon rolls.

Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls
Show someone how much you care with these adorable heart-shaped cinnamon rolls. Made with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and using an easy-to-follow technique, they are so simple to make! You can have a batch of heart cinnamon rolls ready for breakfast in just 3 steps and 25 minutes. Skip the card this year, these sweet treats say it all.
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Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls

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