Valentine Sugar Cookies with Red Hots Glaze

Sugar Cookies with Red Hots Glaze recipe. A yummy recipe that uses your favorite sugar cookie topped with melted red hots and sprinkles!

Hey Lil’ Luna readers! I’m Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road, and I’m so excited to be joining the Lil’ Luna Creative Team this year! Isn’t Kristyn fabulous?? I’m here today to share a yummy recipe for  a sugar cookie glaze made with Cinnamon Red Hots. They offer a uniquely sweet and spicy take on traditional frosted sugar cookies.

I love sugar cookies, in fact they could probably be billed as my absolute favorite cookie ever, but I have to admit that once you add the frosting and the sprinkles and all that extra goodness, the taste of the actual cookie is a little lost, and that’s my favorite part! So when I tried his recipe, I was pretty excited for how it came out.

It’s a pretty simple recipe, but it goes pretty quickly. The key to success is to be prepared. So the first thing you’ll want to do is to bake your favorite sugar cookies (It just so happens that I posted  my favorite Sugar Cookie recipe today, and I think it’s pretty amazing). Once the cookies are completely cooled, you can make the glaze. Lay the cookies out on some waxed or parchment paper before you start so they are ready for the Red Hots Drizzle (sounds like a line dance doesn’t it?). Next you’ll melt the red hots with some boiling water and add a little butter and sugar then drizzle immediately over cooled sugar cookies.

Sugar Cookies with Red Hots Glaze recipe. A yummy recipe that uses your favorite sugar cookie topped with melted red hots and sprinkles!

Add some pretty Valentine sprinkles or red hots to decorate.

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Valentine Sugar Cookies with Red Hots Glaze Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Sugar Cookies with Red Hots Glaze recipe. A yummy recipe that uses your favorite sugar cookie topped with melted red hots and sprinkles!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 34 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 cup cinnamon red hots
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter softened


  • Be sure to prep for this recipe by laying out your cooled sugar cookies on parchment or waxed paper so they are ready for the Red Hot Drizzle. (That sounds like a line dance, doesn't it?)
  • Add the red hots and the water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir almost constantly while they are melting. When they are almost completely melted, add the butter and sugar and stir to combine. Remove from heat and immediately drizzle over cooled cookies. Add some Valentine sprinkles, if desired.
  • The glaze will begin to cool and harden rapidly so you want to move as quickly as possible. It will still be soft consistency, similar to caramels and other chewy candies.

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Red Hots and Sugar Cookies are a match made in heaven!!

Seriously – they are my favorite, and I CANNOT wait to try these. Thanks for the great recipe, Kristin!!

For more great recipes from Kristin be sure to check out:

 Easy & Delicious Homemade Meatballs recipe - Way better than store bought and easy too!

Easy Homemade Meatballs

Peppermint Oreo Sugar Cookies recipe { } So yummy!! Ingredients include sugar cookie mix, Andes peppermint baking chips, and candy cane oreos.

Peppermint Oreo Sugar Cookies

Lemon Blueberry Muffins - tender and fluffy blueberry muffins with a hint of lemon { }

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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  1. Super delicious! We always put red hots on our sugar cookies when baking at Christmas time. This red hot glaze is going to wow my family. Thanks so much 🙂

  2. I made the red hot glaze exactly according to the directions, but unfortunately it didn’t work 🙁 Not sure why – but it didn’t get thick or harden up at all, it’s liquidy and therefore won’t drizzle. I’m wondering if I should try again using less water?