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Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies

Crisp and buttery Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies that get dipped in chocolate! 

Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies on The perfect treat for Valentine's Day!

Now that the big game is over we can focus on Valentine’s Day. It is time to bust out the chocolate and get ready for the day of looooove! To be honest, Valentine’s Day isn’t my favorite holiday, but I will celebrate any holiday that gives me an excuse to eat chocolate.

Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. The cookies are chocolate AND they get dipped into melted chocolate. Double the chocolate, double the fun!

Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies on Dipped in chocolate too!

I love shortbread cookies because they are crisp and buttery! Bring on the butter!


I used Dutch processed cocoa powder to bring out the rich chocolate flavor. I also used our favorite flour, Gold Medal Flour’s Organic All-Purpose Flour. It is the best! And you want to use the best when you are making cookies for your loved ones!

I had to use my pink mixer to make Valentine cookies. So festive!

Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies on Easy to make!

I rolled out the cookies and cut them into cute heart shapes!

Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies on Surprise your Valentine with these divine cookies!

When they were done baking, I dipped the hearts into melted chocolate and sprinkled colorful Valentine’s sprinkles over the chocolate before it hardened.

Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies on Fun and festive cookies!

I had chocolate and sprinkles all over the kitchen, but it was SO worth it. Look at how cute these cookies are!


You know what’s even cuter than the cookies? Our little pea, Caleb! He couldn’t wait to taste a cookie!


He was yelling, “CHOCOLATE!”


Chocolate face and hands…Caleb approved! He is my special Valentine and the cutest taste tester ever! Baking is so much more fun when you can share with your loved ones.

If you are looking for a special treat to make your special Valentine, make Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies. They are sure to make your sweetie’s heart go pitter patter!

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Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes (includes chill time)

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

Crisp and buttery Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day or any day!


2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
2/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
Sprinkles, for decorating


1. Sift the flour, cocoa and salt together. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until combined. Between two sheets of waxed paper, roll the dough 1/4-inch thick as evenly as possible.
Chill for 30 minutes.

3. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
4. Cut out the cookies with a heart shaped or other cookie cutter. Arrange the cookies, on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or until crisp and firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes and then transfer to a wire
cooling rack to cool completely.

6. When the cookies are cool dip the hearts into the melted chocolate. I only dipped about 1/4 of the heart. Sprinkle the chocolate section with sprinkles, if desired. Place the heart cookies on wax paper until the chocolate is completely set up.

Note-you can use any type of cookie cutter and sprinkles. You can make these cookies for any and every holiday!

Disclosure-this post is in partnership with Gold Medal Flour, all opinions are our own.

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115 Responses to “Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies”

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — February 3, 2014 @ 6:22 am

    There is SO MUCH CUTE in this post! First, your pink mixer and then Caleb! So adorable!
    Plus, these cookies are super cute as well. I love shortbread and chocolate…so these.

  2. Maryea {happy healthy mama} — February 3, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    These are so pretty! And Caleb’s face is just priceless. :)

  3. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — February 3, 2014 @ 7:29 am

    I tried making something similar this weekend but wasn’t happy with how they turned out. Yours look so perfect and pretty! I will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — February 3, 2014 @ 7:31 am

    These are too pretty! And Caleb, oh my, is just cute as a button!!!!

  5. Erica — February 3, 2014 @ 8:40 am

    These are sooooo pretty! And that little man gobbling them up? Couldn’t be cuter!

  6. Betsy | — February 3, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    There is too much cuteness in this post!! The cookies and your little man… so cute!

  7. Cookbook Queen — February 3, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    Caleb is such a doll — wish I could come share some of these cookies with him!!

  8. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 3, 2014 @ 8:52 am

    These are awesome for V-Day! Great shots!

  9. Jenny Flake — February 3, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    These are too cute! Little Caleb is adorable enjoying those cookies!! xo

  10. What a cutie your Caleb! He’s so lucky to have you making these fun cookies for Valentine’s Day!

  11. annie @ chase that i love — February 3, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    I think that even people in relationships aren’t crazy about Valentines day. But you get to make fun food and eat discount candy, so that’s awesome.
    Chocolate shortbread is one of my favorites. I can fill myself up and still want more.

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — February 3, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    These are seriously so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Caleb is adorable!!

  13. Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 3, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    These are adorable, and, even more adorable is your little guy taking down a cookie.

  14. DeLallo Foods — February 3, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    These look delicious! Such a sweet little treat for V-Day! Caleb looks like he is DEFINITELY enjoying them! :)

  15. HeatherChristo — February 3, 2014 @ 10:59 am

    These are totally adorable- so is Caleb by the way!

  16. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — February 3, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    Caleb is such a cutie! The cookies are just adorable!

  17. naomi — February 3, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    I love those pics of Caleb! The cookies are of course awesome!

  18. marla — February 3, 2014 @ 11:21 am

    Very cute pics of Caleb!!! Love the cookies :)

  19. Carol — February 3, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Does it have to be Dutch processed cocoa for this recipe?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 3rd, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

      No, you can use regular cocoa.

  20. Seriously, Caleb is so flipping cute!! Adorable. And I <3 these cookies!

  21. Prairie Wife — February 3, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

    These look so cute! I love dipped cookies, I think they look just as nice as frosted, and they take SO much less time!

  22. Sammy — February 3, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    What a cute post! My sugar level is in a very high level right now, I don´t know if it’s because of the cookies of because of Caleb 😉

  23. Michelle — February 3, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    These look great, and your son is adorable! I have some Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder in the house, so I’m going to try these cookies over the weekend using that. Thanks!

  24. Natalie @ Paper & Birch — February 3, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    Oh come on, how cute are those! and you mix them with Caleb and it’s cuteness overload! 😀

  25. Love all the pics of Caleb! I don’t blame him for digging right in!

  26. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — February 3, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

    Looks like we both had shortbread heart cookies on our minds! Sprinkles and all! lol Love cute cookies that are always a hit with the kiddos!

  27. Oh wow these look delicious and fabulous! :) Love the pics :)

  28. Tiffany — February 3, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

    These cookies are adorable! They sound yummy, too. PINNED!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 3rd, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

      Thank you!

  29. Sunshine — February 3, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

    What size cookie cutter did you use in the picture?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 3rd, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

      It is about a 2-inch heart.

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  31. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — February 3, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

    Aww…my favorite photos are of sweet Caleb all messy from enjoying his chocolate-dipped cookies! :) As always, Maria…gorgeous photography and another fun holiday recipe! xo

  32. angela@spinachtiger — February 3, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    These really are just that cute!

  33. Margaret — February 3, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

    I always love your cookie recipes that I make, and I rarely say thank you! One question–I am having a hard time this past year finding Dutch process cocoa. I used to get it in the bulk bin at the Coop. Now the bin doesn’t say it is Dutch process, and I’ve looked all over and can’t find cocoa that says it is Dutch processed elsewhere. I went back to the Coop and asked, and a kind employee went in the back and looked in the “mother lode” box, and it said Ghirardelli. I contacted Ghirardelli, and they said some of their bulk is and some isn’t. . . . Any ideas where to find not-outrageously-priced Dutch process cocoa?

  34. Ashley — February 4, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    These are just WAY too pretty!!!

  35. These cookies look delicious! Your son is so cute!

  36. Bonny @ Clever Hen — February 4, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    simple beauty….plus yum! A winning combination. I can’t wait to try them.

  37. Danae @ reciperunner — February 4, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    These are perfect for Valentine’s Day, I might have to make my husband a batch! Love the sprinkles!

  38. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — February 4, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    i love these cookies!!! I’ll take a dozen!!! yum and happy Vday!

  39. Gaby — February 4, 2014 @ 11:09 pm

    I love how you dipped the shortbread in chocolate, extra chocolate is a good thing!

  40. Kira - HealthAble Old Soul — February 4, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    That is right, Heart Day is on its way!!!

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