Five Heart-Shaped Desserts for Valentine’s Day

Yes, Valentine’s Day is two weeks away. And heart-shaped desserts do not have anything to do with “green” or “babies.” But I don’t care! It’s February and time to start thinking of chocolate and cheesecake.

We’ll start with the most obvious: heart-shaped sugar cookies. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or try these Heartfelt Cookies from There are so many ways to decorate them—sprinkles or frosting or chocolate or jam.

You’ll need some heart cookie cutters.

This one’s from Reader’s Digest: Heart-shaped Strawberry Pavlova.

Naughty Ice Cream Sandwiches from Pinch My Salt.

Of course we can always count on Martha Stewart for the most adorable themed desserts. These heart-shaped meringues with passion fruit curd is just one example. Check out her mouth-watering gallery of Valentine’s Day desserts for more inspiration.

Valentine’s Strawberry Shortcakes from It’s not exactly strawberry season, but who can resist a shortcake?

I just came up with a great reason for posting this so early: you need time to try them all before the big day. Happy early Valentine’s Day!

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