Neon Heart Cookie Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Neon Heart Cookie Recipe |

This awesome neon heart cookie recipe is from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine. These shortbread cookies are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, birthday parties, or any occasion you want to do something bright.

I love how bold and fun these cookies are. They would add serious pizzaz to any dessert table and they're super easy to make! ***And the SECRET to making them the perfect heart shapes is to make sure the dough is VERY VERY COLD!!***

Finished Neon Heart Cookies |

These cookies are a snap to make and delicious with coffee! With a few simple ingredients these shortbread cookies will be the hit of your party!

Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Food coloring
  • Heart cookie cutter
Dough for Rainbow Heart Cookies |


Combine flour, salt, butter and powdered sugar. Mix until dough ball forms. Separate dough into 4 equal pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

Make sure dough is very cold!!! Then take each piece out individually and add the food coloring. A a couple drops to start and knead into dough. TIP: wear gloves so your hands do not get dyed!

Dough for Neon Rainbow Heart Cookies |

Keep adding food color until desired shade is reached. Repeat for each ball of dough. Re-wrap in plastic and chill for 25-30 minutes.

Dough for Neon Rainbow Heart Cookies |

Roll out dough on floured surface. Using a floured heart cookie cutter, cut out cookies.

Cut out Rainbow Heart Cookies |

Place on a greased baking sheet. Once pan is full, place in fridge to chill cookies for at least 15-20 minutes. This helps the cookies hold their shape when baking!

Neon Heart Cookie Recipe |

Neon Heart Cookie Recipe |

Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Admire your colorful rainbow cookies, eat, and most of all enjoy!

Neon Rainbow Heart Cookies |

To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

For more inspiration, be sure to check out the fantastic Valentine's Day parties on our site and all our free Valentine's Day printables.


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