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Valentine Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, full of chocolatey goodness and covered in sprinkles are the perfect gift to give to the special someone in your life.  These heart-shaped cookies are a fantastic way to say "I love you" for Valentine's Day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shortbread cookies
Servings: 20
Author: Jill


  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Disposable piping bag


  • 1 ¾ C flour
  • C cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C Ghirardelli melting chocolate wafers
  • Red sanding sugar
  • Valentines day confetti heart sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 and line two cookie sheets with a silicone mat
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt together
  • Using another large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the vanilla until combined
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined
  • Using 2 cookie sheet length of wax paper, roll the cookie dough to about ¼ inch thick
  • Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out heart cookies
  • Place cookies onto the cookie sheets and bake for 14 minutes
  • Allow cooling
  • Using a microwave bowl, melt the chocolate wafers melting chips
  • Scoop into the piping bag and cut the tip
  • Drizzle over the heart cookies and sprinkle some red sanding sugar and heart confetti sprinkles
  • Allow the chocolate to harden before enjoying