Valentine Thumbprint Cookies, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles, with white chocolate pink hearts are so festive for the holiday.
Thumbprint cookies are some of my most favorite kinds of cookies because they are always filled with something yummy. Our Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies have a Hershey kiss inside, our Jam Thumbprint Cookies have raspberry jam and these Easter cookies have Cadbury eggs!
Valentine Thumbprint Cookies
These cookies are a simple butter cookie recipe that are really flaky and delicious. If you’re looking for a new Valentine’s Day treat this year you’re going to love this. These are perfect for a school party!
- Almond Bark
- Food coloring
How To Make Thumbprint Cookies
Start by mixing together your butter and sugar until you get a fluffy mixture. Then add in the vanilla.
Separately, stir together the dry ingredients. Then, slowly add that to your cream mixture and blend well. Once your cookie dough is all mixed up, add in food coloring and stir.
Roll the dough into small balls about 1/2 in wide and place them onto parchment paper. Use your thumb to make a thumbprint in the middle. Bake for about 20 minutes.
When the cookies have completely cooled you can fill them with chocolate. Melt your almond bark four pieces at a time at 15 second intervals, stirring each time. Then fill the center of your cookie.
Next, melt more chocolate for the outside of the cookie, this time adding pink gel food coloring. Dip the cookie in the chocolate and then into sprinkles.
Make Chocolate Hearts
These pink chocolate hearts are so cute! They are also very easy to make. Simple put some of your melted chocolate in a squeeze bottle and draw the shape of a heart onto parchment paper. Let it dry and place them on top of your cookies along with a few drizzles more of chocolate.
Let them sit until hardened and enjoy!
Valentine Thumbprint Cookies
- 3 sticks of butter - softened
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups of flour - sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 package of White Chocolate Almond Bark
- 1 bottle of Red food coloring gel - See link
- 1 tube of Neon pink food coloring gel - See link
- Assorted Valentines Sprinkles - we used red pink and white
- In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, blend the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla and blend.
- In a separate bowl sift the flour and salt together, and add it to the mixing bowl with the butter mixture a little at a time until all the flour is added, and blended well.
- Add the Red food coloring gel, starting with about 5 drops, and blend until the dough is all red.
- If you want the dough a darker color, add another drop and blend, until the desired color is achieved.
- Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place them on a Parchment lined cookie sheet about an inch apart.
- Use your thumb to press a 'thumbprint' into the center of the cookies, making an indentation.
- Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cookies start to turn golden brown.
- Place on a wire rack to cook completely.
- When cookies are cool, melt 4 squares of the white chocolate almond bark,in the microwave on 15 second intervals, until it's smooth and creamy, stirring between intervals.
- Fill the centers of the cookies with the white chocolate.
- Dip the bottoms of the cookies in the melted white chocolate, and then immediately in the sprinkles.
- Melt the rest of the white chocolate in the microwave on 15 second intervals, and stir between intervals.
- Remove it from the microwave, and add 1 - 2 drops of the Neon pink gel food coloring to the white chocolate, and stir well.
- Place the pink chocolate in a squeeze bottle with a tip, and squeeze heart shapes out on parchment paper to decorate the cookies.
- Drizzle the remaining pink chocolate over the cookies as shown.
- Let the cookies set for at least one hour before moving them or serving them, to allow the chocolate to set.
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheets
- Electric mixer
- Small squeeze bottle - to drizzle chocolate