These Chocolate Valentine Cookies are an easy to make cut out cookie recipe. Make them any shape you want. They are even perfect for Valentine’s Day. Add a few chocolate chips and make them double chocolate!
Chocolate Valentine Cookies
It’s that time of the month again when I share a recipe with a few of my fellow food blogger friends! This month we decided to go with Valentine’s Day.
Nothing better than chocolate to celebrate the day!
So here I am celebrating with Chocolate Valentine Cookies. I actually made them a few different ways. A made some as sandwich cookies and filled them with strawberry jam or a spoonful of Nutella. Take your pick or choose your favourite filling.
Half the dough I added a handful of mini chocolate chips and I made single cut out cookies. Both so easy and so good.
How to make Chocolate Valentine Cookies
- In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
- In the bowl of the mixer cream butter and sugar.
- Continue to beat and add in the melted chocolate, egg and vanilla.
- Alternately add the whisked flour mixture and milk until combined.
- Move the dough to a piece of plastic wrap, wrap the dough and chill for at least 2-3 hours or even over night.
- Divide the dough into two pieces, roll out one piece, the other piece refrigerate.
- If making the sandwich cookies then roll the dough about 1/8 inch thick. Bake
- If making single cookies then roll the dough a little thicker about 1/4 inch thick. Bake.
- Let the cookies cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet then move to a wire rack.
- Drizzle or dip in chocolate if desired or fill with your favourite filling if making sandwich cookies.
Storing the dough
The unbaked dough can be stored in the fridge wrapped in plastic for up to three or four days. Or you can freeze it in a freezer safe bag or container. It will last up to 9 months in the freezer
Why do you need to chill the dough?
Because the fat in the chilled dough it will take longer to melt than if you baked them at room temperature, which means the longer the fat remains solid the less your cookies will spread.
How to store the them
It’s best to store the baked cookies in an airtight container (sandwich cookies should be separated from single ones). They will keep for three to four days at room temperature.
If you wish to freeze them, then place in a freezer safe container or bag. The sandwich cookie should be separated with parchment paper between the layers. They will keep for up to three months.
Thaw the frozen cookies overnight in the fridge then bring them to room temperature before serving. An hour at room temperature should be enough.
More Delicious Valentine Day Recipes
So if you are looking for an easy Chocolate cut out cookie perfect for Valentine’s Day then I hope you give these Chocolate Valentine Cookies a try and let me know what you think! Enjoy.
Chocolate Valentine Cookies
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (220 grams)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt*
- 1/2 cup butter (softened) (105 grams)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg (room temperature)**
- 2 squares semi sweet dark chocolate (2 ounces /melted & cooled) (56 grams)
- 3 tablespoons milk (I used 2% / room temperature)**
*If using unsalted butter then add 1/4 teaspoon salt.
**Remove from the fridge 30-45 minutes before using.
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam (or choice/more or less)
- 1/4 cup Nutella (more or less)
- In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In the bowl of the mixer cream butter and sugar, about 3 mintues. Continue to beat and add in the melted chocolate, egg and vanilla.
- Then alternately add the whisked flour mixture and milk until combined. Move the dough (the dough will be quite soft and stick, but it will firm up when chilled) to a piece of plastic wrap, wrap the dough and chill for at least 2-3 hours or even over night.
- Divide the dough into two pieces, roll out one piece, the other piece keep refrigerate. If making the sandwich cookies then roll the dough about 1/8 inch thick. Use your favourite cookie cutter and half the cookies make a small cut out in the middle. Place cutouts on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
- If making single cookies then roll the dough a little thicker about 1/4 inch thick. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake for approximately 12 minutes.
- Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). While the oven is heating place the cut out cookies (cookie sheets in the fridge to chill again).
- Let the cookies cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet then move to a wire rack. Drizzle or dip in chocolate of fill with desired filling if making sandwich cookies, if desired.
The Taste Creations Blog Hop happens on the 1st Monday of every month. Each month, myself and 3 other bloggers challenge ourselves to make something with a chosen ingredient. I hope you will check out their delicious recipes too. And have a great week everyone!
Terri at Our Good Life – Cherry Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze
Lauren at Mom Home Guide – Pretty Heart Rice Krispie Treats
Nikki at Tikkido – Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies