We love cookie dough in my house! However, I'm pretty picky about letting my boys even clean the spatula when I'm done making my favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies because I don't want them to eat raw eggs. That's why I love this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hearts recipe. There are no eggs included in the recipe, so you can eat the cookie dough to your heart's content!
You can cut the cookie dough out in the shape of hearts and sprinkle with red, pink, and white sprinkles to make them festive for Valentine's Day, but you could adapt them for additional holidays if you want.
The cookie dough hearts should be stored in the refrigerator.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- Optional: decorative sprinkles
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugars, softened butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- With clean hands, work the dough.
- Add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and continue to work the dough until chocolate chips are incorporated.
- One tablespoon at a time, add water if needed to get the desired consistency.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper on a large flat surface (baking sheet or cutting board works well).
- Place the dough onto the parchment paper and spread it out evenly until the thickness reaches approximately ½”.
- Place the cookie dough in the fridge to cool for 20 minutes.
- Once cooled, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts from the dough (smaller cookie cutters work best to make bite sized pieces).
- Combine the scrap dough continually to make as many hearts as possible.
- Once all dough is used, place 2 cups milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 15-20 seconds, stir and continue this process until chocolate is completely melted.
- Place one heart in the chocolate at a time and completely coat.
- Using a fork, lift the cookie dough heart out of the chocolate – tapping the side of the bowl to ensure excess chocolate drips off.
- Place the chocolate covered heart back on the parchment paper, and quickly add sprinkles (if desired) while chocolate is still melted.
- Continue this process until all cookie dough hearts are covered in melted chocolate.
- Chill in the fridge for 10 additional minutes and then serve.
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