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!

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?


Yield: 38 cookies

Vanilla Bean Valentine's Cookies with Chocolate Hearts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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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!

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart from

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

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

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

Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Frosting from

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


About Aimee

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Posted on January 17, 2013

Comments & Reviews

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  3. WOW! Yummy! Dove is my favorite chocolate. I hope you stop by to link-

  4. Oh my word I wont one right now! I will be making these, I know they wont look as good as yours but I will try! Thanks for sharing!

  5. The vanilla bean w/chocolate hearts are really cute. All the treats listed here look lovely and I’m loving how pretty that fudge is!

  6. How cute are these? My kids would go totally nuts if I made these for them for Valentine’s day. I love the idea of rolling the cookie log and/or the cookie balls in sprinkles. Who doesn’t love sprinkles? Sprinkles make everything more cheery!

  7. These are so pretty! I’ve had some dove chocolates for Valentine’s that I have had for a few weeks and I may just have to make these!!!

  8. These cookies are so adorable! I was actually looking at ideas for valentine’s day earlier today and came across some really cute ideas, but couldn’t pick any one in particular that I wanted to make! These look like a perfect valentine’s day treat.

  9. These look pretty and delicious! The perfect Valentine treat.
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week – would love to have you stop by and share!

  10. my daughter is crazy about sprinkles, she goes bananas when we make sprinkle cookies. I know we’ll have ton of fun making these together.

  11. What an adorable Valentines idea!! I’d really love it if you’d come and share it at my link up my link party tomorrow…! 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

  12. These cookies caught my eye right away at Tidy Mom’s I’m Lovin’ It party!! They’re almost TOO CUTE to eat, but I’m pretty sure I couldn’t resist! 😉 Thanks for the awesome recipe (pinning)!!
    – Brenda @

  13. There’s just something about sprinkles…<3 – they make me smile. These cookies are so cute, great job.

  14. aimee these are so adorable! i made these last year with peanut butter cookies and just made them again last night. 🙂 Must try a vanilla/sprinkle cookie next. These brighten up my Friday even more.

  15. YUM. I love Dove chocolates. And you’re right, Valentine’s is now all about the kids. What about romantic candlelight dinners???

  16. Great minds think alike! I just did the same thing with the Dove hearts on the blog earlier this week but with brown butter snickerdoodles. LOVE the sprinkles!

  17. LOVE the cookies and dude, I am obsessed with those Dove chocolates! I’ll have to buy a bag for the cookies, and a bag to snack on while I make the cookies, hehe. 🙂

    1. Hi Kelly,
      I buy my vanilla bean paste from I LOVE their products! I’ve never made my own, but I’m sure there must be a tutorial out there. You could substitute a vanilla bean, scraped.

  18. These are so pretty! I love the sprinkles and chocolate heart to make them extra festive. And the cookie dough couldn’t be easier to make!

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