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Hello Kitty Cookies

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Every little girl’s dream — these adorable, beautiful and delicious hello kitty cookies are perfect for a birthday bash or even as a great gift for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. These german cookies are soft and buttery, they have a crisp crust, but the insides of the cookie are soft, and they simply melt in your mouth if you leave them for a bit.

hello kitty cookies

We are back with more baking! Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we are on a cookie baking spree, this time, Mandy and I baked some Hello Kitty cookies. This Hello Kitty Cookie recipe is simple and perfect for baking in batches, with no stress at all. Fret not on the cute facial feature of this Hello Kitty cookie, it is not very hard to master either. Not only are the cookies cute, they actually taste very good too. My kids love them so much. Even my son, who isn’t so fond of Hello Kitty!


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We baked these butter cookies with 2 types of Hello Kitty cookie cutters. One of them is a cutter with a facial stamping set, and the other one is an over-the-rim coffee cup cookie cutter. The great thing about these cutout cookies is that you don’t really have to have a lot of skill or technique to shape them. All you have to do is get either the rim cookie cutter or the facial stamping set online, most websites might even offer a cheaper delivery fee or even free shipping if you buy in bulk.

Where Can I Get The Cookie Cutter?

You can search by using keywords such as cup adorning cookie cutters, notched cookie cutters, over-the-rim cookie cutters, coffee cup cookie cutters, and over-the-edge cookie cutters to find your desired type of cookie cutter. I bought mine from Amazon, the DM Hello Kitty Cookie Cutter Cake, and the Mould Mold-Pink, M.

If you are a romantic who just wants to gift these lovely gifts to your loved ones or just to treat yourself, don’t be hesitant to try these as these hello kitty cookies are pretty easy and quick to bake. Not such a big fan of hello kitty? The beauty of this recipe is in its versatility, as you can use other shapes of cookie cutters too. Instead of kitty shape cookie cutters, there are so many others, such as other cute cartoons like Mickey Mouse, Pooh Bear, Pororo, etc.

hello kitty cookies over the rim

I was especially amazed by the cuteness of the cookie hanging over the rim of the coffee cup. Though we used a special cookie cutter that came with a notch design, you can DIY yours too. If you can’t find one that has a notch in it, you may simply cut the notch from the cookie dough with a knife. You can always pair these soft cookies with my Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes. These duos are great recipes that will make the perfect pair for your coffee or tea break, as the lovely romantic vibe, they give off really get you into the Valentines mood.

Ingredients in this Hello Kitty Cookies Recipe

All dry and wet ingredients stated here are at room temperature unless stated otherwise. You can easily get these from your local grocery or baking supplies store.

  • Butter
  • Icing sugar
  • Plain/All-purpose flour
  • Potato starch
  • Milled cereal – we used cornflakes
  • Heart-shaped decoration sugar (large)
  • Round-shaped decoration sugar (small)
hello kitty cookies

Baking Supplies Required

Here is a summary of all the baking supplies you will need to prepare before you begin these cute Hello Kitty cookies.

  • Parchment paper
  • Large bowl
  • Wooden/ silicon spatula
  • Sieve
  • Rolling Pin
  • Hello Kitty shape cookie cutters (or other variations)
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven
  • Wire Rack (for cooling)
  • Airtight Container (for storing)
hello kitty cookies

Pro Tips

To make sure your hello kitty cookies turn out as close to perfection as possible, here are some baking tips!

  • Make sure all necessary flour ingredients are sieved, so there are no huge lumps of flour in your dough
  • Arrange the cutouts on the lined baking sheet, 1” apart. This is so that each of your kitty’s faces is nicely baked and will not stick together to the other butter cookies.
  • Using a low temperature to bake the cookies is to retain the pale color of the Hello Kitty face.

Storing your Hello Kitty Cookies

You can store your Hello Kitty cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to a week. If you want these butter cookies to last wayyy past the holiday season (for up to three months), you can stack your undecorated cookies and wrap them with plastic and then place them in airtight containers in the freezer. When you want to savor them again, let them thaw in the fridge before decorating them or eating them plain.

If you have tried this Hello Kitty Cookies recipe and loved it, I have more recipes in my recipe section for you to master. For more cookie recipes, you can try my Gingerbreadman Cookies and Ginger Snap Cookies (both are Holiday favorites), animal cookies, and Burger cookies.

For more Valentine’s Day ideas, click the link to find out more, or go ahead to bake these cookies.

Happy Valentine’s Day and happy baking!



Yield: 22 COOKIES
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These Hello Kitty cookies are pretty easy and quick to bake. Not only that the cookies are cute, they actually taste very good too. My kids love them so much.

In this cookie recipe, we baked them with 2 types of cookie cutters, Hello Kitty cookie cutters with facial stamping set and the other one are over-the-rim coffee cup cookie cutter.

Instead of Hello Kitty cookie cutters, you can use your favorite shapes of cookie cutters too. Just in case you want to know where to buy a similar Hello Kitty Cookie Cutter, I put an affiliate Amazon link at the end of the recipe.

Enjoy baking them!

Recipe adapted and modified from

Cartoon Cookies (Y3K Cookbooks)

ISBN#: 978-967-0328-00-3


  • 125g Butter (room temperature)
  • 50g Icing sugar
  • 125g Plain/All-purpose flour
  • 75g Potato starch
  • 50g milled cereal – we used cornflakes
  • Heart shaped decoration sugar (large)
  • Round shaped decoration sugar (small)


  1. Preheat oven to 130-140 °C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Prepare all the ingredients as shown above.cookies ingredients

  2. Combine butter and icing sugar in a large bowl, and mix well. hello kitty cookies

  3. Add in sieved plain flour, potato starch, and milled cereal. Mix again.hello kitty cookies

  4. Pour onto the tabletop, and knead with your palms to form a dough.hello kitty cookies

  5. Roll out the dough to ¼” thick.hello kitty cookies

  6. Use Hello Kitty shape cookie cutters to make cutouts.
    Create the facial with the stamp. You can buy the Hello Kitty cookie cutter here at Amazon.hello kitty cookies

  7. Place the large heart shape decoration sugar as the bow and some round decoration sugar as the eyes and nose. hello kitty cookies

  8. Use an over-the-rim cookie cutter to make coffee cup hello kitty cookies that can be hung on the rim of the cup. If you can’t find the cutter, you may cut the notch with a knife.
    Other names of the cutter are: cup adorning cookie cutters, notched cookie cutters, over-the-rim cookie cutters, coffee cup cookie cutters, and over-the-edge cookie cutters.
    hello kitty cookies

  9. Arrange the cutouts on the lined baking sheet, 1” apart.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes till cooked through.
    Cool on a wire rack.
    Store in an airtight container after they have cooled completely.hello kitty cookies


The purpose of using low-temperature for baking the cookies is to retain the pale color of the Hello Kitty face.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

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Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Hi, the cookies taste great. Thanks for sharing the receipe. Now, I would like to add on the cookies, ribbon, eyes and nose. May I ask how are the decorative sugar heart and sugar beads attached to the cookies. Are they bakable with the cookies ? Will they melt during the process ?

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Wednesday 19th of January 2022

We placed the sugar hearts and beads before baking the cookies. They did melt a little but still hold their shapes. If you would like to attach them after the bake. you may use the edible glue like: royal icing, gum paste/water mixture, or, melted chocolate.


Sunday 10th of November 2019

Can we use milk powder here?

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Monday 11th of November 2019



Sunday 10th of November 2019

Can we substitute the Milled to something else? Like flour or something.

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Monday 11th of November 2019

You may substitute with other cereal.


Saturday 13th of February 2016

Hi Joanne! Thanks for sharing this super-cute cookie recipe. Although I can find the pink with facial stamp, I can't seem to find the hanging one. Where did you get the hanging hello kitty cookie cutter? Is it possible to purchase them online?

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Monday 15th of February 2016

Hi Una, We bought the "over the rim coffee cup cookie cutter" from a local shop and I also can't find it from any online shop that I know. Anyway, you do not really need the special cookie cutter to make this "over the rim" cookies, you can cut the notch out from the cookie dough after you have had them cut out from your hello kitty cookie cutter.

Janet Lee

Monday 8th of February 2016

Hi I just tried baking your cookies. The milled cereal, is it we hv to crush cornflakes till powdery form? Also can we substitute it with others (eg cereal or oatmeal)? coz My cornflakes was not crushed properly, somehow affects the texture tho still melt in the mouth (abit like German cookies but with added fragrance from the cereal).

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Monday 15th of February 2016

Hi Janet, We milled the cornflakes until powdery form, coarser mill will give another texture as you have experienced. We haven't really tried it with oatmeal, it should work well except that they will taste differently.

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