Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies with Sprinkles

by Marie

A super easy Sprinkle Heart Cookie recipe and photo tutorial for mini vanilla heart cookies, half coated in chocolate and rainbow sprinkles. Cute romance treat for Valentine's Day.

Aren't they the cutest little treats! These mini sweetheart shaped sugar cookies are half coated in delicious chocolate and colorful and cute rainbow sprinkles. I love the tiny rainbow ball sprinkles called nonpareils. These treats are half dipped into melted chocolate and then coated with the multi-color decoration for a fab effect. You'll be glad to know that they're actually really easy to make too.

These chocolate dipped treats are a perfect mini treat for Valentine's Day and also many other romantic occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and other just because 'I Love You' days. They are easy to make and perfect for giving away as sweet gifts too. Enjoy this photo tutorial which gives you step by step instructions.

Vanilla Cookie Ingredients

Makes up to 40 Sprinkle Heart Cookies
  • 113g unsalted butter
  • 113g caster sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour

Cookie Recipe adapted from Decorating Cupcakes, Cakes and Cookies. Visit AllRecipes.com if you need a Vanilla Cookie Recipe with US Measurements. You can easily bake up these cookies and decorate them in no time at all. Because they're only half-coated in chocolate, they're quicker to make and contain less calories!

Image Credit: All baking images on this page are the property of the author, Marie Williams Johnstone.

1: Making the Dough Mix

Measure out your sugar and softened butter then pop into a large mixing bowl. If your butter is hard then you can make it softer by keeping it at room temperature for a while. I don't normally like to wait so I soften mine in the microwave in 10 second bursts until it is soft when prodded.

Use a mixing spoon to cream or mix your butter and sugar together until well combined. You can use an electric mixer, this is what I use, on a low setting.

Making Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough

When the butter and sugar are combined, put the beaten egg and the vanilla into your bowl as well. Mix everything together once more with a spoon or a mixer.

Add your flour to the mixing bowl, sifting it as you go. Mix again using your preferred method so you combine all the ingredients together. If you use your electric mixer, don't worry that the mixture becomes crumbly. Eventually you have to dig your hands in and press the mixture together into one big ball of dough.

Squeeze your dough firmly and wrap some food wrap around it. Pack the dough into a firm ball shape and wrap it in plastic food wrap. Pop your ball of cookie dough into the refrigerator for around 30 minutes which makes it easier to roll.

2: Cutting the Heart Shapes

Once your dough is ready to be rolled, take half of it and roll out to the thickness that you want your finished cookie to be. It's easier to work with just half of the mixture at a time because otherwise you might not have enough work surface to roll it all out.

You can use whatever heart cutter you like. Mine was a mini heart about 1.5 inches high from a graduated set of cutters. The mini cutters make really cute, bite-sized Valentine treats to add your chocolate and sprinkles to.

Cutting the Heart Shaped Cookies

3: Dipping in Chocolate

Melt up to half of a baking bar of Chocolate. You can so this in a microwave by adding the chocolate pieces to a microwave bowl (a small sized one if you can) and heat on full power for about 20 seconds. Stir the chocolate and if it hasn't melted then add on for another 10 seconds and stir again. Repeat this process until it has melted.

Dip half of your cookie into the melted chocolate and hold it over the melted chocolate bowl while some of the chocolate drips back off.

Dipping the Heart Shaped Sugar Cookie in Melted Chocolate

4: Adding Sprinkles

While your chocolate is still wet on your cookie (it will be for a while) then gather some sprinkles between your fingers and sprinkle them on! Add just a few sprinkles or coat completely depending on what you prefer.

I like to tip some sprinkles out into a bowl so I can easily grab some to put over the chocolate. You might prefer to shake the sprinkles straight out of the tub and onto the cookie instead. I've used nonpareils which are tiny ball shaped sprinkles but there are lots of different types of sprinkles that you can use that will look delicious.

Adding sprinkles to the heart shaped cookies

Finished Cookie Treats

When you've finished adding your sprinkles to each one, lay it down onto some parchment or baking paper until the chocolate hardens. You can then run a blunt knife carefully under each cookie to lift them off.

These are an easy and fun make. My young daughter loves to add the sprinkles on over the melted chocolate. This is the fun part for her - as well as scraping the cooled, melted chocolate from the bowl when I'm done! I hope you've enjoyed reading my wizzles page today, thanks for your visit. Enjoy making these cute treats for Valentine's Day.

Chocolate dipped heart shaped sugar cookies with sprinkles
Chocolate Dipped Mini Heart Shaped Cookies with Sprinkles
Chocolate Dipped Mini Heart Shaped Cookies with Sprinkles
Updated: 02/19/2016, Marie
 
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Marie on 02/26/2012

Thank you, 2uesday. They are lots of fun to make - I love dipping things in chocolate.

2uesday on 02/24/2012

These look like fun to make and tasty too.

Marie on 01/08/2012

Thanks fit2print :) They are darling little sweet heart bites - a fun make for the family.

Marie on 01/06/2012

Thank you, PartyAnimal :)

ThePartyAnimal on 01/06/2012

Those look YUMMY !!!

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