BFF Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • 3 cups flour plus extra for rolling
  • Pinch salt
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup purple candy melts
  • 1 cup yellow candy melts
  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 4 tsp coconut oil divided


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix and set aside.
  2. Using a stand mixer or an electric mixer, start beating sugar, egg, and vanilla on medium speed. When it reaches a creamy consistency, slowly add your dry ingredients, one third at a time.
  3. Roll your cookie dough into a large sphere and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  4. Once chilled, start kneading the dough on a floured working surface. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Roll out your dough to be ¼ of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes and place on your lined baking sheet.
  6. Once your cookie dough hearts are all placed on your baking sheet, use a paring knife to cut them in half. Make sure you go in a zig-zag pattern so that they look like the classic friendship necklaces. You can choose to keep some hearts whole for variety.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown. Allow to cool before decorating.
  8. Melt each candy color (except for the white, in separate bowls) and coconut oil (1 tsp for each color) for 30-second intervals. Dip your cookie hearts in the melted candy, alternating colors for each cookie. Lay flat on the lined baking sheet and allow to chill in the fridge until set.
  9. Once the candies are set on the cookie, melt your white candies with 1 tsp coconut oil and place in a piping bag. Write out “bff messages” on each cookie and allow to set.