Rich Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Cookies

Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Cookies are a rich way to show someone you love them. With extra chocolate and conversation hearts, who could not feel loved?

Dark chocolate cookies with heart sprinkles and conversation hearts

Dark Chocolate Valentine Cookies

Valentine’s is just around the corner and that means two things to me – sugary treats and chocolate (preferably together). As I was planning out the year for my blog I knew I wanted to do something centered around my love of chocolate for you all in February.

I am in love with these chocolate cookies. The cookie has the perfect chocolate flavor and is rich and dark in color because of dutch processed cocoa. You just can’t go wrong with that cocoa! I dressed them up for the holiday with some simple sugar hearts and conversation hearts. My kids loved these cookies and they liked helping me decorate them even more. And I loved that they were pretty without having to make any icing and pipe it on. I love a decorated sugar cookie but they can be such a hassle. I’m still recovering from making a million and one sugar cookies at Christmas.

So save yourself a little time and mess by making these delicious rich dark chocolate Valentine cookies. They are decorated before you even stick them in the oven!

Dark chocolate cookies with heart sprinkles and conversation hearts

How should I store these cookies?

You can store the baked cookies in an airtight container or freeze them for later! You can even form the uncooked dough into balls and freeze the balls to bake into cookies later as well.

What else can I put on top of these cookies?

To keep with the Valentine’s Day theme, these cookies would also taste delicious with icing on top that you could even dye a lovely color you like. Another tasty option would be to dip half of a cooled cookie in melted chocolate and add sprinkles. There are lots of ways to show your love of cookies and of Valentine’s.


Rich Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 2.5 dozen 1x


Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Cookies are a rich way to show someone you love them. With extra chocolate and conversation hearts, who could not feel loved?



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose King Arthur Flour
  • 2/3 cups King Arthur Flour double-dutch dark cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Valentine sprinkles and/or large conversation hearts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat to combine well. Add the flour, cocoa, soda, and salt and stir to combine.
  3. Form the dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Dip the top of the ball into the heart sprinkles and then lightly press the sprinkles into place. Place on the cookie sheet. For the conversation heart cookies, form the dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place on the cookie sheet. With the bottom of a glass of measuring cup slightly flatten the dough ball. Place a conversation heart in the center of the dough and press lightly to get it to stick into the dough.
  4. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes until the centers are set. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 2 or 3 minutes and then place them on a wire rack.
  5. Store extra cookies in an air-tight container.


It’s a little hard to tell when these dark cookies are done, so set a timer!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cookie, chocolate, dessert, valentines, chocolate cookie, recipe, valentine's day ideas

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This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated in July 2019.

Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Cookies are a rich and chocolatey way to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day, with conversation hearts and heart candies to show it.

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