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
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
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