8-Bit Heart Cookies

A cinnamon sugar cookie recipe decorate to look like 8-bit hearts! These sweet hearts are the perfect way to win over your gamer crush this Valentine's Day!

Makes 1 dozen cookies

Things you'll need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Red, white and black buttercream in decorating bags fitted with #5 tips
  • Medium bowl
  • Large bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Ro’s 8-bit Heart Cookie cutter 
  • Offset spatula

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add an egg and mix well. Pour in extracts and mix again.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until no dry ingredients remain.
  6. Form into 2 discs, wrap plastic and chill dough for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll dough out to ¼-inch thick and cut into 8-bit heart shapes. Bake for 10 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Once cool, use a #5 tip to pipe black squares and rectangles around the border of each cookie.
  2. Fill the center of the cookie in with red frosting using a #5 tip.
  3. Pipe a white “reflection” in the top left corner of the cookie with a #5 tip.
8-bit Heart Cookies

8-bit Heart Cookies

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