For Day 11 of 14 Days of Chocolate: Contributing Editor Kalyn Denny of Kalyn's Kitchen shares favorite Valentine's Day cookie recipes both chocolate and beyond.
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There are only three more baking days until Valentine's Day, so this is the weekend if you're going to make something sweet for your sweetie or some Valentine's treats for the kids. If you've failed to plan ahead, I recommend Valentine's Day cookies. They're quick to make, and you likely already have the ingredients in the house for most of these tasty cookie concoctions -- both chocolate and beyond.
Photo of Valentine Linzer Cookies
from Simply Recipes
Valentine's cookies don't have to be heart-shaped, but it certainly can't hurt, and I love these Valentine Linzer Cookies from Simply Recipes.
Photo of Chocolate Valentine Cookies
from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Cookies that are not only heart-shaped but also chocolate just scream Valentine's Day, and think of the fun you could have writing things on these Chocolate Valentine's Cookies from The Pioneer Woman Cooks.
Photo of Chocolate and Caramel Sugar Cookies
from Cookin' Canuck
Dress them up in a basket with a pink bow, and I think these Chocolate and Caramel Sugar Cookies from Cookin' Canuck would be a huge hit on Valentine's Day.
Photo of Banana-Maple Oatmeal Cookies
from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Finally, for a heart-shaped treat that's vegan and uber-healthy, how about these Banana-Maple Oatmeal Cookies from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen?
More Sweet Treats to Show Your Love on Valentine's Day:
Chocolate Mint Brownie Cookies ~ from Prudence Pennywise
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies ~ from Two Peas and Their Pod
Five Red Velvet Treats for Valentine's Day ~ from Baking Bites
Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles ~ from Salad in a Jar
Valentine's Day M&M Cookies ~ from Lovin' from the Oven
Valentine's Day Cookies ~ from I Am Baker
Valentine's Day Cookies ~ from Not Eating Out in New York
Double White Chocolate and Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies with Sea Salt ~ from Picky Palate
Cherry Almond Semifreddo Tarts ~ from Fab Frugal Food
Heart-Shaped Brownie Cheesecake Truffles ~ from Lauren's Latest
Want more chocolate for Valentine's Day? Check out BlogHer's series on Fourteen Days of Chocolate.
(Every week on BlogHer, we spotlight five recipes with a common theme for a feature called Weekend Menu Planning, hoping one of them might make it onto the menu at your house. You can find previous recipes shared by checking the Weekend Menu Planning Archives or clicking the tag Weekend Menu Planning.)
Kalyn Denny also blogs at Kalyn's Kitchen, where she's focused on creating low-glycemic recipes using fresh ingredients. Kalyn hasn't made any Valentine's Day Cookies yet this year, but when she does it will probably be one of these Four South Beach Diet Friendly Chocolate Cookies.
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