Chocolate Dipped Heart Shaped Cookies for Valentine's Day

Here's a really easy chocolate dipped heart shaped cookie recipe for you to make. This photo tutorial shows you how to make mini vanilla heart cookies which are half coated in chocolate and rainbow sprinkles.

These mini heart shaped sugar cookies are half dipped in delicious chocolate as well as colorful and cute rainbow sprinkles. The addition of tiny rainbow sprinkles or nonpareils gives these easy Valentine treats, the wow factor.

The cookies are half dipped into some melted chocolate and then coated with the multi-color sprinkles decoration for a fabulous effect. You'll be glad to know that these Valentine cookies are really easy to make too.

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Easy to Make Chocolate Dipped Heart Shaped Cookies for Valentine's Day

Easy to Make Chocolate Dipped Heart Shaped Cookies for Valentine's Day by CraftyMarie

These chocolate dipped cookies are the perfect mini treat for Valentine's Day and also many other romantic occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and other just because 'I Love You' days.

They are super easy to make and perfect for giving away as sweet gifts too. Why not pop them into a heart shaped box for gift giving. Enjoy this photo tutorial which gives you step by step instructions.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Shape Vanilla Cookie Ingredients

Makes up to 40 Mini Heart Shaped Cookies

113g unsalted butter
113g caster sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
225g plain flour

A bar of good quality baking chocolate to decorate
Some sprinkles / nonpareils of choice

This vanilla cookie recipe is adapted from Decorating Cupcakes, Cakes and Cookies. Visit if you prefer a Vanilla Cookie Recipe with US Measurements. Alternatively, use a cookie mix.

You can easily bake up these cookies and decorate them in no time at all. Because they're only half-coated in chocolate, they're quicker to make and contain less calories.

Step 1: Making the Dough Mix

Making the vanilla cookie dough mixture in a stainless steel bowl with whisks

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Measure out your sugar and softened butter then pop into a large mixing bowl. If your butter is hard then you can make it softer by keeping it at room temperature for a while. I don't normally like to wait so I soften mine in the microwave in 10 second bursts until it is soft when prodded.

Use a mixing spoon to cream or mix your butter and sugar together until well combined. You can use an electric mixer, this is what I use, on a low setting.

When the butter and sugar are combined, put the beaten egg and the vanilla into your bowl as well. Mix everything together once more with a spoon or a mixer.

Add your flour to the mixing bowl, sifting it as you go. Mix again using your preferred method so you combine all the ingredients together. If you use your electric mixer, don't worry that the mixture becomes crumbly. Eventually you have to dig your hands in and press the mixture together into one big ball of dough.

Squeeze your dough firmly and wrap some food wrap around it. Pack the dough into a firm ball shape and wrap it in plastic food wrap. Pop your ball of cookie dough into the refrigerator for around 30 minutes which makes it easier to roll.

Step 2: Cutting Out the Heart Shaped Cookies

Cutting Out the Heart Shaped Cookies stainless steel rolling pin cookie dough red heart shaped cutter

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Once your dough is ready to be rolled, take half of it and roll out to the thickness that you want your finished cookie to be.

It's easier to work with just half of the mixture at a time because otherwise you might not have enough work surface to roll it all out.

You can use whatever heart cutter you like. Mine was a mini heart about 1.5 inches high from a graduated set of cutters. The mini cutters make really cute, bite-sized Valentine treats to add your chocolate and sprinkles to.

Step 3: Dipping the Heart Shaped Cookies into Melted Chocolate

Dipping the Heart Shaped Cookies into Melted Chocolate

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Melt up to half of a baking bar of Chocolate. You can so this in a microwave by adding the chocolate pieces to a microwave bowl (a small sized one if you can) and heat on full power for about 20 seconds.

Stir the chocolate and if it hasn't melted then add on for another 10 seconds and stir again. Repeat this process until it has melted.

Dip half of your heart cookie into the melted chocolate and hold it over the melted chocolate bowl while some of the chocolate drips back off.

Step 4: Adding Sprinkles to Your Cookie

Adding Sprinkles to Your Heart Shaped Cookie after half dipping into chocolate

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While your chocolate is still wet on your cookie (it will be for a while) then gather some sprinkles between your fingers and sprinkle them on!

Add just a few sprinkles onto the melted chocolate or coat the layer completely depending on what you prefer.

I like to tip some sprinkles out into a bowl so I can easily grab some to put over the chocolate. You might prefer to shake the sprinkles straight out of the tub and onto the cookie instead.

I've used nonpareils which are tiny ball shaped sprinkles but there are lots of different types of sprinkles that you can use that will look delicious.

Finished Chocolate Dipped Cookie Hearts for Valentine's Day

Finished Chocolate Dipped Cookie Hearts With Sprinkles for Valentine's Day Easy Make Bake Treats Sweet

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When you've finished adding your sprinkles to each one, lay it down onto some parchment or baking paper until the chocolate hardens. You can then run a blunt knife carefully under each cookie to lift them off.

These are an easy and fun make. My young daughter loves to add the sprinkles on over the melted chocolate. This is the fun part for her. As well as scraping the cooled, melted chocolate from the bowl when I'm done. Enjoy making these cute treats for Valentine's Day.

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