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Valentine's Day Cookie Recipe: Sweetheart Cookies

Updated on September 30, 2015
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Peachpurple loves to bake assorted cakes, muffins and cookies. All the recipes posted at Hubpages were originally baked and tasted.

Heart shape cookies to melt everyone's heart
Heart shape cookies to melt everyone's heart | Source

Have you ever receive Valentine's Day Cookie from your love ones?

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Do you buy or bake cookies?

This Valentine’s Day, I noticed that many people are busy surveying which cookies to buy, which are cheaper, good quality and comes in fancy packaging in order to win over his or her lover’s heart.

There are so many bakery shops and sweet pastry outlets that retail assorted Valentine’s Day cookies that even some of the popular bought cookies are sold out.

Hence, buyers need to pre-order the Valentine’s Day cookies in advance as they are selling like hot cakes.

However, due to lack of budget and pressuring for time, hopping here and there just to compare the difference in a couple of dollars, I find it is just a waste of time and petrol. Hence, I decided to bake them on my own.

I went to hunt down for my old recipe books at home which I had not touched for years. Dust had been accumulating on top of the recipe books, obviously they had been left untouched since I had started surfing through various websites for online new cookie recipes.



Optional Fillings

If you want to add some fillings into your Valentine's Day Cookies, you may add in chopped walnuts, almonds, raisins or chocolate chips that you fancy.

Roast your selected nuts in a toaster or your oven for 5 minutes before chopping them coarsely.

You could mix walnuts and raisins or just plain chocolate chips into the batter before stamping out with the heart shape cookie cutters.

Why I Choose Sweetheart Cookie Recipe for Valentine's Day Cookie

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought of baking some Sweetheart Cookies that uses heart shape cookie cutter with less sugar, less ingredients and most important factor is; fast to bake. I was overexcited with my accidental find while browsing through the old recipe books that I had neglected for years.

Sweetheart Cookies are also known as Valentine’s Day Cookies due to the heart shapes. These cookies are less sweet and melt in the mouth cookies with wonderfully white coated smooth melted baking white chocolate that covers all over them and then finish them off with drizzle of melted pink chocolate.


The CookBook

This Sweetheart Cookies was adapted from Y3K Cookbook, My Secret Recipes Series Vo. 9, written by Alan Ooi. He is a great chef who bakes popular cookies for all occasion and I had read many of his accomplishments in Popular Bookstore which I really can’t resist myself from trying them out myself.

Sweetheart Cookies for any occasion

Since Sweetheart Cookies are baked in heart shapes, they are suitable gifts for Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and even Grandparents’ Day. These adorable cookies represent your love which I guarantee you that your partner or love ones would definitely fall in love with them immediately.

I found Hershey baking chocolate in most supermarket, although the price is expensive but it is worth for cookies and cakes.

It has no milk, highly rich in chocolate cocoa flavor, 100% for baking purpose, never try it for snacking because it is bland and rich in cocoa.

It gave a fragrant cocoa chocolate smell in my cookies, definitely will buy it again at all cost.

Nothing can beat the original taste of chocolate !


Baking Ingredients to Prepare

After baking them for the first time, I really love Sweetheart Cookies.

Sugar

Unlike any other cookies, these Valentine’s Day Cookies are not so sweet as it uses half cup of sugar( 60g). You could choose icing sugar instead of castor sugar if you intend to cut down the beating batter time. Icing sugar dissolves easily if you compare it with castor sugar.


Learn How to Melt Baking Chocolates with Double Boiling Method

Baking Chocolate: How to Melt the Chocolates?


  • Do not melt the baking chocolates until your Sweetheart Cookies are well baked. This is due to the fact that melted chocolates may turn hard when it cools off.
  • This is called the "Double Boiling Method". The white, pink melted chocolates that cover all over the cookies make the sweetness taste just right. Melting the baking chocolates may take some of your time.
  • First you need to boil half pot of boiling water. While waiting for the water to boil, chop the white baking chocolates into square pieces. Repeat the same for the pink chocolates but separate them in different baking bowls. Use the stainless steel baking bowl or microwave glass bowl because you need to put the bowl on to of the hot boiling pot to melt the chocolates. Ceramic bowl may break or crack easily due to the excess heat.
  • When the water is "dancing" turn off the heat. Transfer the chopped white chocolates into the stainless steel bowl. Put the bowl on top of the mouth of the pot. Notice that the white chocolate is beginning to melt. Stir the melt chocolates. Repeat the same step for the pink chocolates. Remember to use different bowls.

Dry ingredients


  • The dry ingredients are almond powder mixed with corn flour and plain flour. If you couldn't find almond powder, you could pound or ground roasted almond into powder form. Use a sieve to sift all the 3 dry ingredients together in order to refine them.
  • The purpose of using corn flour is to induce the batter to become crumbly and melts easily in your mouth. This rich, tender and melt in the mouth cookie do resemble the Pineapple Tarts pastry. Full of almond fragrant smell.
  • The rest of the Sweetheart Cookies are made from these basic ingredients; butter, egg yolk, and vanilla essence.The decorative ingredients are white cooking chocolate and pink color cooking chocolate.

Here, I have listed out the step by steps methods to bake Sweetheart Cookies. Remember to melt the baking chocolates last because they harden easily when they are cool off. If you are using unsweeten chocolate bars, add a little icing sugar during the melting process.

Do you like Valentine's Day Cookies?

5 stars from 3 ratings of Sweetheart Cookies

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: makes 50 pieces

Ingredients Photos Guidelines

pounded almond
pounded almond | Source
vanilla essence, butter and eggs
vanilla essence, butter and eggs | Source
icing sugar
icing sugar | Source
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Ingredients

  • 125g butter, room temperature
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 60g almond powder, sifted
  • 20g corn flour, sifted
  • 190g plain flour, sifted

Decoration ingredients:

150g white baking chocolate

150g pink baking chocolate

Separate both chocolates into different bowls and chop them into big chunks

Use the double Boiling method to melt the chocolates

mix butter and sugar until well combined
mix butter and sugar until well combined | Source
Add in an egg yolk. Mix well.
Add in an egg yolk. Mix well.
Sift in dry ingredients
Sift in dry ingredients
Stamped out cookies
Stamped out cookies | Source

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and icing sugar in a mixer until fluffy. If you are using castor sugar, beat the batter a couple more minutes in order to make sure that the sugar are dissolved.
  2. Add in 1 egg yolk and beat the batter. Mix in 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence and mix well.
  3. Remember to sieve all the dry ingredients in another baking bowl. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the batter and mix together to form a soft dough
  4. Place the soft dough between sheets of plastic and chill it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes in order to harden the dough.
  5. Take out the slightly harden dough . Remove the sheets. Dust some flour onto the rolling pin and roll flat the dough into a thin layer.
  6. Stain some flour onto a heart shaped cookie cutter and stamp out the cookies. Transfer them to lined baking tray or lightly greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake them in a preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes or until golden browned. Transfer the cookies to wire rack in order to cool the cookies.
  8. Prepare the double boil chocolates. Dip each cookie into melted white chocolate and leave on the clean baking paper to set.
  9. Pour in some melted pink chocolate into a pipping nozzle and drizzle some fancy lines across the surface of the white chocolate. Leave the cookies to set well before storage in air tight containers.

Cookie Cutters

Cookie cutters are also known as stamping or biscuit cutters. These cookie cutters are made from either stainless steel or plastic. The sizes range from 1.8 inch to 3.2 inches wide, depending on how big or small you want to make your cookies.

Most of these cookie cutters are sold in a set of 6 pieces with various sizes but the same shape. They are both washable and easily scrap off the excess sticky batter with a soft brush or toothbrush. Stainless steel cutters do not cut your hands either. Plastic cutters are easily to keep because you don't have to dry them but you need to make sure not to put them anywhere near hot baking trays. These cutters will melt due to excess heat.

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Tips and Tricks

Why do you need to stain some flour onto the Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

  • Remember to stain some flour onto the cookie cutter before stamping.
  • This is to make sure that the dough does not get stuck to the cookie cutter after you have pressed it.
  • Then, use your index finger to lightly press it down to release the cookie from the cutter.
  • Another tip is to spread some flour onto the flat surface before you roll flat the chilled dough.
  • This is to ensure that the dough does not stuck to the surface too.

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How to coat white chocolate over the cookie?

  • When the cookies are freshly baked, leave them on the wire rack to cool off.
  • Proceed to "double-boiling" the baking chocolate separately.
  • Put the stainless steel bowl over the mouth of the boiling water in the pot.
  • Use a fork to press down the white chocolates against the bowl to ensure that chunks of chocolates are melted.
  • Dip in cool off cookie one at a time into the melted chocolates.
  • Use the fork to over turn the cookie, make sure both sides are well coated.
  • Remove the coated cookie to a clean baking sheet ( parchment paper).

How to drizzle the pink chocolate over the cookie?


  • In another bowl, melt the pink baking chocolates.
  • Transfer the pink chocolates into a pipping bag fit with a nozzle.
  • Place each white coated cookies 1-2 inch apart because you need some space to drizzle the pink chocolates so that both cookies do not attach to each other.
  • Press lightly the pipping bag, closely to the top of the coated white cookie.
  • Quickly move up and down in a "W" format or any patterns that you fancy.
  • Leave them to dry and harden.
  • Use a butter knife to loosen up each cookie.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 54
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 58 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2013 peachy

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    • peachpurple profile image
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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, this cookies are great for teatime too

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      Beautiful cookies! The recipe sounds delicious too :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Au fait

      thanks, greatly appreciated for your pins and votes, pretty cookies delights every hearts

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      These cookies look so pretty! I've been seeing them in the feed and on Pinterest. I've just now pinned them to my 'Valentine's Day' board.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      ezzly

      yeah, you ill feel the fun to bake together

      mary615

      thanks for your votes and pins.

      PegCole17

      thanks, i love valentine's day cookie.

      Ebower

      thanks for your votes, do try and let me know'

      RoadMonkey

      yes please. hope that you will enjoy it.

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      RoadMonkey 2 years ago

      Lovely looking cookies. Must try these.

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      Erin Bower 2 years ago from Georgia

      These look delicious and adorable! I voted this up and useful. :)

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      These are quite beautiful and would make a wonderful surprise for a loved one. I have a heart shaped cutter that I can use. Love sugar cookies. Will be pinning this beautiful photo.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      It's almost time to make Valentine cookies! Yours are perfectly beautiful. You did a fantastic job showing us how to make these: great photos.

      Voted UP, etc. shared and Pinned to my recipe board.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Good idea , he can help me bake them !

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      ezzly

      glad that you like it, great for couples

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      They are great ! I'm going to make these with my new cookie cutters ! Thanks for this !

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks rebecca, the drizzle makes the kids go ga-ga!

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What a delightful recipe! And drizzled with pink chocolate!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Dear peggy w,

      Thanks for sharing my hub, appreciated with lots of thanks

      Dear pstraubie48,

      Thanks for yr pins, yeah it is nice to make use of heart shape cutter for this event

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      Mazlan 2 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi peachy, you can use these for the coming CNY as well. Have a great weekend.

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      L M Reid 2 years ago from Ireland

      They look very nice and apt for Valentines Day. Easy to make too

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      These look wonderful and yummy!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Wow! Yummy! I have just found it shared by Peggy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would love to try this soon. Shared in my fb. Happy weekend!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      These look so festive and yummy. I have many recipes for cut out cookies but want to give this one a try as well. I always make Valentine Cookies to give on that special day

      Thanks for sharing Voted up+++ shared g+ pinned tweeted

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thought that I would share this since Valentine's Day is fast approaching. These are such beautiful cookies! Thanks!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      dear md muniruzzaman

      hope that your sister will bake this cookies for you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      dear elsie, thanks for your votes and pins, much appreciated. ideal cookies for the coming valentine's day

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      MD Muniruzzaman 2 years ago from Rajshahi, Bangladesh

      Wow! I would love to have those ! I like to eat , though I am not good at cooking. I will have to take this recipe to my sister.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      I would just like to say. I saw this hub this morning and enjoyed it for a Valentine article, so I shared it with my followers here, also pinned it to my valentine board on Pinterest. Hope you get lots of views for this excellent hub.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Elsie Hagley

      thanks, it is the thoughts that counts, you are right.

      Lorelei Cohen

      yes, a delightful way to show appreciation, thanks

      Arachnea

      yes, you are right about the ingredients, just different names used in Asia

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      Great recipe. I assume icing sugar is the same as our powdered sugar here in the USA, right? And vanilla essence would be vanilla extract here, right?

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      Your valentine's day cookies are gorgeous. Delightfully for any day but ideal for saying I love you to someone special.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      This is an interesting, nicely displayed article for making Valentine Day Sweetheart cookies.

      With Valentine day only a few weeks away now is the time for readers to start making up their mind what they will do for their sweetheart gift.

      Here's an idea that I like and I hope other readers will also, it does cost much but really all that is needed to show how you feel about each other on this important day of the year.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Rachel

      thanks, do try to let me know, any occasion will do for this cookies

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @ladyguitarpciker

      thanks, I am sure you will love homemade than store bought cookies, we are hooked!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I love these cookies, they are so sweet to look at. I make cupcakes or cookies for my grandchildren on Valentine's Day. Now I have a different recipe. Thanks.

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      stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi, Beautiful hub and you are so right I love homemade over store bought cookies. Thanks

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      hi peggy w

      thanks for yr comments, hope that you enjoy baking them

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      These cookies look beautiful and sound delicious. Pinning this to my cookie board. Thanks!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @gail

      thanks for dropping by.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      These look great and delicious. Thanks for the great idea for Valentine's Day. I would love to do this for my grandkids. Vote up.

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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      I'm so sad I didn't see this hub until now!!! I would have loved to make those for Valentine's...Oh well, maybe I will have to surprise my guy one of these night just because! :) Thanks for sharing!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @elena

      thanks for yr comments. Hope that enjoy baking

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      Elena Maria 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      These cookies are so beautiful!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Frangi

      Thanks for your votes. Yes, do try them and let me know the results, would ya?

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      Frangipanni 4 years ago

      These look terrific. I can't wait to try them. Voted up and following.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @om

      LOL! Glad that you love cookies too. Some cookies use almond powder but quite expensive if you need 1/2 cup! Thanks for reading

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Yum! I can eat these cookies anytime, not just on Valentine's day! I've never baked cookies with almond powder, so it would be interesting to try this recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @vacation

      Thanks for reading. Yeah, looks good, aren't they?

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow. These cookies look very good and interesting. Thanks peachpurple for sharing this recipe.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @ignu

      Thanks for yr kind comments. Glad you like it.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Your cookies looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-)

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @anglnwu

      Thanks for reading. Hay Valentine's Day to you too.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @fulloflovesites

      Yeah, Valentine's Day is over now but sweetheart cookies are meant for any occasion or any other normal days too. Thanks for yr vote. Greatly appreciated.

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      Great-looking hub with beautiful pictures. I can only imagine how tasty these cookies will be. Happy Valentine's day.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Really pretty cookies, and they sure are delicious. Valentine's Day may be almost over here but I can do this any time of the day. Up and awesome. :)

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @annie

      Thanks for commenting. Yeah, handmade cookies are better than store bought ones. Happy Valentine's Day

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Beautiful cookies - and so much nicer to give than store bought!