Nothing says I love you like a warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie. Except, of course, when it comes in the shape of a heart. These heart shaped chocolate chip cookies are the perfect way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.
I’m sharing these chocolate chip cookie cutouts today in support of the Good Cookie Food Bloggers Valentine’s Event to help raise awareness and funds for the fight against pediatric cancer. More information, along with a donation link is available at the bottom of this post. Be sure to visit some of the other bloggers participating and see their fabulous Valentine’s Day recipes!
Chocolate chip cookies are hands down the cookie of choice in my house. Nothing fancy, just a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. You know, one of those recipes you know by heart.
I used the same basic chocolate chip recipe that I’ve used forever to make these Valentine’s Day cookies, only this time I rolled out the dough and used a heart-shaped cookie cutter. You don’t even really need to roll out the dough out into one big sheet to make these. You can just smoosh individual balls of dough flat with the palm of your hand and cut them out one at a time. This is a fun way to do it if you are baking with children.
These are great to package up and give as gifts!
Baked with LOVE.
Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Yields 2 dozen cookies. Printable recipe card is below.)
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
⅓ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light-brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups semi-sweet mini-chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg yolk and vanilla.
Sift together the flour and salt, and add to the butter and sugar mixture one cup at a time, until completely incorporated. Dough should have a crumbly consistency that you can easily shape into a ball.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips. You can use your mixer, but I recommend doing this with your hands, so you don’t break up the chips. Shape dough into a slightly flattened disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least thirty minutes.
Roll dough onto lightly floured parchment paper, cut into shapes with a 2-inch heart shaped cutter. Place cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pace in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. This will help prevent spreading. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Place chilled cookies into preheated oven and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool 2 – 3 minutes. Carefully, transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield 2 dozen
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light-brown sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet mini-chocolate chips
- Cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg yolk and vanilla.
- Sift together the flour and salt, and add to the butter and sugar mixture one cup at a time, until completely incorporated. Dough should have a crumbly consistency that you can easily shape into a ball.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips. You can use your mixer, but I recommend doing this with your hands, so you don't break up the chips. Shape dough into a slightly flattened disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least thirty minutes.
- Roll dough onto lightly floured parchment paper, cut into shapes with a 2-inch heart shaped cutter. Place cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pace in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. This will help prevent spreading. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Place chilled cookies into preheated oven and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool 2 - 3 minutes. Carefully, transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
This is the second year for the Good Cookie Food Bloggers Valentine’s Event! We want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!
Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!!
Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!
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Be sure to check out all of these fantastic recipes by the other bloggers!
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