DIY Valentine’s Marbled Sugar Cookies!

Cookies are great anytime of the year! They are even better when they are pretty! Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought I would make some pink marbled sugar cookies! I’m sure these aren’t the first ever marbled cookies, but I’ve not seen a tutorial for what I did, so I wanted to share it with you! And this can be used for any holiday, or occasion you want, just change the color! I am all about being versital.

Any sugar rolled sugar cookie recipe will do. This is the one I used.

There are two methods you can use:

1. Make the recipe in two halves at a time

2. Start making the whole recipe, and halfway through, split it up. (This is the one I used because I forgot I wanted to do it the first way)

The instructions for these two methods differ until everything is mixed, then they follow the same methods for assembly and chilling.

  • If you decide to make your recipe in two halves, do one half as normal. And with the second half after you mix all of the wet ingredients (but before you add the flour) add the food coloring. Then add the flour mixtures to each.


  • If you make your cookies with the second method then you will have to:

1. Mix your dry ingredients in two equal batches and set them aside

2. Mix all of your wet ingredients.

3. Split your wet ingredients into to halves as equal as possible. (Mine weren’t so equal)

4. After you split your wet ingredients, add food coloring to one of the halves.

5. Add the flour mixture to each half.

Instructions from here until the finish are the same for both methods.

  • Pull out a long piece of plastic wrap.
  • Randomly drop pieces of each color cookie dough in a line onto the plastic.
  • Once you have used up all of the cookie dough you will have something that looks like this. (Since the recipe I use is a big recipe, I ended up with two logs)
  • Bring over the sides of the plastic and push down a little to make sure each “drop” of dough comes together to form one cohesive dough log.
  • Wrap the plastic sides around, close the edges, and refrigerate until it hardens.
  • (I like making my cookie dough into a log because I can cut slices and It helps me have cookies that are all about the same size)
  • After the dough chills, It’s time to bake cookies!!

Bring out the dough and start slicing! You will want to use a non-serated knife, it’s easier.

After you have cut your slices, cook according to your recipe’s instructions.  After you cook them, you will have beautiful marbled cookies like these!


I hope you enjoy making these like I did!  Let me know if I need to explain anything else better!  Have fun!


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