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!

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

Instructions

  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:

Yield:

38

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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 www.shugarysweets.com

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

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 17, 2013

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  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!!!

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