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CHOCOLATE SPRINKLE COOKIES/ Valentine Hearts



Looking for something sweet for Valentine’s Day? A special homemade treat certain to bring a smile? These Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies are irresistible and simple to make. No piping bags, tips or royal icing for these cookies. This is so easy and fun that you can make these cookies with the little bakers at home.

Start off with my basic shortbread cookie recipe, the same recipe as my decorated cookies. Make the dough, chill it, roll it and bake it. Then dip the cookies into melted chocolate. Add a festive look with sprinkles, chopped nuts or coconut. There you have it in a few easy steps… one special cookie!

 
Heart Shortbread Cookies
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
½ tsp Salt
1 Egg Yoke
1 Egg
2½ cups Flour
1 tsp Vanilla

Chocolate Icing
1 cup Chocolate Chips

Once the dough has chilled for two hours, roll out the cookie dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.
Use a heart cookie cutter to make the shapes.

Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until surface is dry.
Let cookies rest on cookie sheet five minutes, then move the cookies to a cooling rack.
Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before proceeding to the next step. 
I prefer to freeze the cookies overnight in an air-tight plastic container to harden the cookies. 
Thaw on the counter until the cookies are at room temperature.

Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave on low setting.

Hold the cookie and dip half of cookie into the warm chocolate sauce.
Wipe off excess with a knife. 

Shake sprinkles onto cookie. 
Place cookies on a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper and allow chocolate to harden.
Or, place cookies in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden the chocolate.

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24 comments:

  1. I love shortbread and I love chocolate. These Valentine cookies are screaming my name :) Looking great!

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    1. Paula, Thank you! I'm glad you like these cookies. There's something extra special about shortbread cookies.

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  2. These look great!! U make it look and sound so easy, I wonder why my cookies never look that pretty, lol!! They are really cute!!! But maybe I will give them a try??

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    1. Thank you! Bake up a batch; you will see how easy these are to make.

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  3. So pretty! These would be great for the boys Valentine's Day school parties!

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    1. Paula, Thank you! I know how your sons love to be in the kitchen. These cookies would be fun for them to make.

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  4. Joan, these look so delicious! They're such a festive (but easy, non-royal-icing) option for Valentine's Day. My daughters would love to dip the cookies in different sprinkles.

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    1. Aida, Thank you! These cookies would be fun for your daughters to bake. Send me a picture.

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  5. I'm such a sprinkle gal - these look so gooooood and I think I could do this! Pinning! Have a good week Joan!

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    1. Deb, I love how sprinkles jazz it up. Thanks much for the pin. Stay warm up there!

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  6. Awesum sprinkle heart !!

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  7. Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite types of cookies! I love that you made these into heart shapes and then dipped only one side in the chocolate. It gives you the nice indulgence of chocolate without the chocolate being overpowering. Plus, they look great this way. Pinned!

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    1. Julie, Thank you! I agree, you really get the taste of the rich, buttery shortbread in this cookie. Thanks much for pinning this.

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  8. Oooo, I love shortbread cookies, and when you add chocolate and sprinkles....well, those are just the perfect extras to make these party-festive! Thank you for sharing these at Treasure Box Tuesday- I have PINNED and tweeted! :) Happy Friday!

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    1. Joy, Thank you! I think the sprinkles add a festive touch to this cookie too. Thanks for hosting the Treasure Box Tuesdays link up parties. I appreciate the pin and tweet too. Have a nice weekend.

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  9. These are beautiful, Joan....and I think I could make them, too :)

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    1. Liz, Thank you! You can do this; these are easy and fun to make cookies!

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  10. I love shortbread cookies, Joan! They truly are among my favorites! These are so pretty. Perfect for the season! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Anne, Thank you! I like shortbread cookies too and I use the same recipe in my decorated cookies too. Have a nice Valentine's Day

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  11. I don't why, but EVERY YEAR, I get sucked in by adorable Valentine's Day cookies. Yours are SO cute and they look SO delicious!

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    1. Bec, Thank you! I know, there's something about heart-shaped cookies. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  12. Sprinkles just make a day better, don't you think? I love these!

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