The Perfect Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Perfect Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by Nana PastriesCourse: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy

*you can also just use store-bought choco chip cookie dough*


  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 168g | 3/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (room temp)

  • 200g | 1 cup brown sugar

  • 50g | 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 220g | 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • a pinch of salt

  • 1 cup (or more) dark/milk chocolate chips

  • For Decoration
  • Hershey’s Valentine Hearts


  • Brown the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it turns golden brown and emits a nutty aroma. Remove from heat as soon as it starts browning. Let it cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled brown butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the egg and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until combined. Add the vanilla extract.
  • Gently fold in the dark chocolate chips, avoiding overmixing.
  • Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1 inch and cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter (smaller than the desired size as they will expand).
  • Place the shaped cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared sheet and leave them in the freezer for 30 mins to an hour (important step for them to keep the heart shape!).
  • Bake for 11 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden, and the centers are still gooey.
  • If the cookies have lost their heart shape a bit, use your fingers to shape them while they’re still warm.
  • Allow the cookies to cool, and then add Hershey’s Valentine Hearts on top.
  • Enjoy! <3
This recipe is part of this Valentine’s Day cookie box serie I’m making <3

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