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Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and wow your family with delicious melt in your mouth Heart shaped shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate. It is so simple to mix together the 5 ingredient cookie dough to make these buttery cut-out cookies. You will have so much fun seeing the smiles on your children’s faces as they cut out the cute heart shapes.

Baking treats is a great way to involve kids in the kitchen. The fun then continues when the cookies cool and you can help your little ones dip in melted chocolate and decorate with all different kinds of sprinkles.

Shortbread cookies are rich and buttery and melt in your mouth. This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a no-spread cookie. After the cookie dough is rolled cut into shapes and placed on the cookie sheet, refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes before baking.  This ensures that the cookies will not spread and hold their shape.

closeup view of the 14 Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate with sprinkles and hearts and red lip sprinkles on a gray plate

Valentine’s Day Party Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies

Easy Valentin’s Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate are perfect for a Valentine’s Day tea party or Valentine’s Day dinner. The heart shapes express your love and the chocolate and sprinkles add a special deliciousness. The cookies just take a few ingredients and freeze well if you need to make them ahead of time.

For my daughter’s wedding shower, we made these exact cookies to decorate the tables for close to 100 ladies.  For the shower tea party, we made the cookies in the shape of teabags and froze them three weeks before the actual party.  The teabag-shaped shortbread cookies were a fun gift to take home and remained delicious even after freezing.

8 Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate with sprinkles and hearts and red lip sprinkles on a white counter from overhead
Easy Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate Tea party table with flowers and tea cups
Easy Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate

Equipment Needed:

  • Flour Sifter
  • Stand Mixer
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Pastry Mat
  • Parchment Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Heart Cookie Cutters
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Cookie Baking Sheets
  • Cooling Rack
  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar Pearls
8Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate with sprinkles and hearts and red lip sprinkles on a round wood cutting board with an overhead view
8 Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate with sprinkles and hearts and red lip sprinkles on a white counter from overhead

How To Make Shortbread Cookies

Making shortbread cookies is very easy with only 5 ingredients to mix. However, it can be tricky and therefore frustrating. Follow these simple instructions to make sure you have the best cookie without frustration.

Step 1: Before starting to make these cookies make sure you have room-temperature butter. The butter needs to be soft or the cookie dough will not mix. 

Step 2: Mix together the flour and the salt. When measuring the flour and salt, take a whisk and whisk up the flour in your flour bag or container before you start. Flour that sits too long gets compacted, to make the perfect cookie you need the flour to be light and airy which also makes for an accurate measurement.

Use a spoon to dip out the flour into your measuring cup, and level off the flour with a knife to get an exact 2 cups of flour.  Use the same procedure when measuring the salt, level of salt with a knife, and the teaspoon to make sure you get an exact amount of salt. The measurements for shortbread cookies need to be exact or the dough will be too crumbly or too soft.

Step 3: Add the butter to your stand mixer and mix for about 2 minutes to get the butter smooth. Add the confectionery sugar to the butter a little at a time. Next, add the vanilla to the butter and sugar.

Step 4: Add the flour mixture to the butter. When adding the ingredients into your stand mixer both the sugar and flour need to be added slowly.  This allows you to judge whether your ingredients are mixing correctly. You do not want to overmix. Right when the dough starts to form, stop the mixer and place the dough onto plastic wrap on the counter.

Step 5: Form the dough into a ball using your hands around the outside of the plastic wrap, touching the dough as little as possible. Place dough into the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. The refrigeration of the dough makes the butter hard again which allows the cookie dough to be rolled out and cut with cookie cutters.

Step 6: Take the dough out of the refrigerator and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Using your hands, flatten the job into a disk onto a pastry mat, or your floured countertop. Your hands will warm up the dough enough that it can be rolled into 1/4 inch. Remember not to use too much flour or the cookie will be tough, but use enough on your surface and rolling pin to make sure the dough doesn’t stick.

Step 7: Now is the time when you have little ones to get the kids involved to help you cut out fish beautiful shapes.  My cookies were made for Valentine’s Day so I made all of the different shapes of hearts❤️.

Step 8: Once the cookies are cut into beautiful shapes, place them on a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.  This helps the cookie hold its shape.

Step 9: After the time in the refrigerator, bake your cookies for 8 to 10 minutes in and 350° oven. When done, take the cookies immediately off the cookie sheet and put them on a cooling rack.

Step 10: When the cookies are cool you can dip them into all kinds of chocolate, and decorate them with all kinds of sprinkles. This is where all the fun begins with your little ones, enjoy the creativity, and enjoy the cookies, they will not last long as they will be eaten up fast.


But at Easter, I use the bunny 🐇 cookie cutters and egg-shaped 🥚 cutters cookie cutters. I have 4-leaf Clover’s 🍀for St. Patrick’s Day, flowers 🌺 for Mother’s Day 🌺, flags 🇺🇸for 4th of July, leaf 🍁, and acorns for the fall, turkeys  🦃 for Thanksgiving, and traditional shapes for Christmas 🎄.

Yes, I have a lot of cookie cutters in three bins. One of my favorite childhood memories was cutting out cookies with my mother. When our kids were old enough I wanted to carry out this tradition.

14 Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate with sprinkles and hearts and red lip sprinkles on a gray plate  on a white counter pulled out overhead view.

How to Decorate Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies

If you want to dip the cookies in chocolate, make sure that the cookies are completely cool. I melt my chocolate in a glass measuring cup with a handle.  You can use a double boiler over a pot of simmering water, but I have good luck just using the microwave.  Start with 30 seconds at a time, and keep heating for 30 seconds until you can stir the chocolate and it is smooth.

Make sure that you do not have any water in the cup or on your spoon. If you get water in the melting chocolate it will “seize” up, and become gloppy and unusable. It has happened to me and you just have to toss the chocolate out and start all over again.

Set out a cooling rack on top of plastic wrap or wax paper to catch the drips. You can dip the cookies in the chocolate or I prefer to use a spoon to pour it onto the cookies so they do not break.  Have fun and decorate with all kinds of sprinkles. There are so many different colors and sprinkles that the possibilities are limitless.

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Easy Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate

Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate

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  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes + 2 hours to refrigerate
  • Cook Time: 8-10
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread cookie.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups of white flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted room-temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Dipping:

  • 6 ounces of dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • 6 ounces of white chocolate chips melted
  • Sprinkles or sugar pearls.


  1. Whisk or sift together the flour & salt, and set aside. 
  2. Place the 2 sticks of room temperature butter in a stand mixer mixing bowl.
  3. Mix the butter for 1 minute to get the butter smooth. 
  4. Add the confectioner sugar a little at a time and mix for 2 minutes.
  5. Scrape the sides of the bowl as you go.
  6. Add 1 tsp of Vanilla
  7. Slowly add the flour mixture just until the flour is incorporated. (do not over mix)
  8. Turn out the dough onto a plastic wrap and form a ball.
  9. Refrigerate the dough for 1 to 2 hours.
  10. When ready to make the cookies preheat the oven to 350°.
  11. Place the dough on a clean counter or rolling pad with flour.
  12. This is the tricky part.  If the dough is too cold it will crumble, if too warm it will be sticky.
  13. Have extra flour on hand to keep the dough from sticking. But do not add too much extra flour. 
  14. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 of an inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut out heart shapes or any shape you want.
  15. Place the cookies on a parchment baking sheet and put them in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes. This helps them hold their shape.
  16. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
  17. Cool on a cooling rack.


If your dough does not mix it may be that the butter is not soft enough. I had to put my room temp butter in the microwave for 15 seconds to get it to mix and hold together.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe – these cookies are so good. And also it’s nice you can use them for all seasons.

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

  2. These are very cute! I have some leftover white chocolate that I am trying to find a use for–these cookies may be the answer! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These cookies look beautiful. Thank you for the recipe. Thanks for linking up this post with us at #OMHGWW and hope to see you next week.

  4. What a beautiful blog–I love the name. :) And I love shortbread! This recipe looks so beautiful and delicious but simple, too. Perfect for me. :) Pinning!

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