Vanilla Bean Valentine’s Cookies with Chocolate Hearts

Sweet Vanilla Bean Valentine’s Day Cookies with Dove Chocolate hearts. So much flavor in one cookie!

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Vanilla Bean Valentine's Day Cookies with #Dove chocolate hearts: delicious gems of a cookie covered in sprinkles #valentinesday

I love sprinkles. Who’s with me on this? Last year I made icebox cookies and rolled the entire log of cookie dough in sprinkles before slicing. They turned out so pretty, only the edges of the cookies had sprinkles on them.

This time, I rolled the dough into 1 inch balls and rolled THAT into sprinkles. So pretty!

Vanilla Bean Valentine's Day Cookies with #Dove chocolate hearts: delicious gems of a cookie covered in sprinkles #valentinesday @shugarysweets

Does anyone do anything fun for Valentine’s Day?

It totally changes once you have kids. What used to be a romantic holiday has now turned into this cutesy, love day filled with sprinkles and conversation hearts (instead of roses, champagne and chocolate).

But I’m taking the holiday back. All in one cookie I give everyone a little piece of what they love. Sprinkles for the kids. Dove chocolates for ME. And the heart shape for my sweet husband.

Vanilla Bean Valentine's Day Cookies with #Dove chocolate hearts: delicious gems of a cookie covered in sprinkles #valentinesday @shugarysweets

This recipe makes about 28 cookies, which leaves a few extra of those delicious Dove chocolates. I immediately hid them to snack on during the day. Totally deserved. Right?

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Vanilla Bean Valentine's Cookies with Chocolate Hearts

Yield: 38 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Sweet Vanilla Bean Valentine's Day Cookies with Dove Chocolate hearts. So much flavor in one cookie!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 bag Dove milk chocolate hearts
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar and vanilla bean paste for 3 minutes. Add egg, beat until fully combined. Slowly add, salt and flour.
  2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Pour sprinkles into a small bowl. Roll your dough balls into the sprinkles, coating dough completely. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and press an unwrapped chocolate heart into each cookie, gently. Allow to cool and set.

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Here are some of my other favorite desserts that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day:

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart: this tart is not only impressive to look at, but it tastes amazing!


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Cherry Fudge with Dark Chocolate: soft, smooth fudge with dried cherries topped with a dark chocolate! Why not show your love with fudge?

Cherry Fudge with Dark chocolate from www.shugarysweets.com

Vanilla Bean and Cherry Swirled Icebox Cookies: make these ahead of time and keep them in your freezer. When ready, bake and enjoy!


Vanilla Bean and Cherry Swirled Cookies from www.shugarysweets.com

Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Buttercream: cute bite sized cookies with a delcious, sweet frosting!

Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Frosting from www.shugarysweets.com

Vanilla Bean Valentine's Day Cookies with #Dove chocolate hearts: delicious gems of a cookie covered in sprinkles