Love Heart Cookies
Indulge in the sweet charm of our heart-shaped cookies recipe. Easy to bake, these chocolate chip cookies are perfect for sharing with loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
- 1 large egg
- 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsalted butter
Combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt in a large bowl. Whisk until combined.
Add vanilla and egg. Whisk until thickened and lightened in colour.
Sift flour and baking soda into the same bowl. Reserve a few tablespoons of milk chocolate chips and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, and add the rest into the bowl. Fold with a spatula just until you stop seeing dry streaks of flour.
Scoop the dough into 14 large balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Shape each ball into a flat heart with your fingers. Exaggerate each heart making them long and narrow - they will spread in the oven. Press reserved chocolate chips onto the tops of the cookies.
Chill the shaped hearts in the fridge for 1 hour or in the freezer for 25 minutes. You can chill them for longer in the fridge (up to 48 hours).
Preheat oven to 355°F (180°C). Arrange heart-shaped cookies on parchment-lined baking sheet with plenty of space between each cookie. They will spread! Bake for 7 - 9 minutes or just until the edges become slightly golden. The middle will still be a touch underbaked - they will continue to bake as they cool.
Let the cookies cool on the baking pan for a minute before transferring onto a cooling rack. The cookies taste best slightly warm. You can gently reheat any leftovers!