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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

Description

Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread cookie.


Ingredients

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.

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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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