Very Valentine’s Heart Cookies

Two heart shaped homemade chocolate chip cookies sandwiched together with a wonderful fluffy homemade frosting. A true cookie lover’s dream! 

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This recipe is a simple, home style, almost rustic treat for Valentine’s Day!

I got this recipe idea from my kids, believe it or not. It was one of those conversations where this is what we came up with for something a little different, a little fun, but still has that comforting feel that we all seem to love so much.

For those of you who aren’t frosting lover’s, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.  The frosting nestled in between these cookies is absolutely wonderful. I just sort of played around until I was happy with the taste to be used with these particular cookies.

This frosting is basically buttercream meets marshmallow, or marshmallow meets buttercream if you prefer. :) What more can you ask for?

I love this frosting, and I hope you do too!

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This is going to go pretty fast. I just want to point out a few things for you.

If you don’t have a heart shaped pan, that’s fine, don’t worry about it!

There are two different routes you can go. Either make these cookies on a cookie sheet as you would any other chocolate chip cookie. They will still be fun and yummy with the frosting and sprinkles when you’re all done!

Another option is making these cookies in muffin tins. If you go with muffin tins, keep in mind the cupcake shaped cookies will sink down a bit after they come out of the oven. Which works great when you’re adding frosting.

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If you love chocolate chip cookies, or cookies at all, you’re going to go gaga for today’s Very Valentine’s Heart Cookies!

These cookies are easy to make, fun to do for Valentine’s Day, and your kids, friends and co-workers will love them!

Very Valentine’s Heart Cookies

Two heart shaped homemade chocolate chip cookies sandwiched together with a wonderful fluffy homemade frosting. A true cookie lover’s dream! 

Ingredients:  

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1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1/2 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix (this will help keep the cookies soft)

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

FROSTING 

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 (7 oz.) container Marshmallow Cream

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Valentine’s sprinkles, if desired

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicon baking mat or use an ungreased cookie sheet. Set aside.

2. Mix together the brown sugar, sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. By hand, slowly add the instant pudding mix, flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Mix until chocolate chips are evenly distributed through dough.

3. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop out about 1.5 tablespoons of dough. Shape into a ball. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, or silicon lined cookie sheet, approximately 2 inches apart. Or press into slightly greased muffin cups.

4. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, muffin tin cookie cups may take a couple minutes longer depending upon your oven. Bake until cookies are golden at edges. Do not overbake cookies. Cool for 2 minutes while still in muffin pans or on cookie sheets before moving cookies. Allow cookies to cool completely on wire racks.

For the frosting: using a stand mixer, or with a hand held mixer, beat together the butter and marshmallow cream until smooth.

Slowly add in your powdered sugar and keep mixing for a couple minutes on medium speed until well combined and smooth.

Pour sprinkles on a plate or in a bowl; set aside. Spread desired amount of frosting on each cookie, sandwich together. Garnish cookie sandwich with sprinkles by holding the cookie in your hands and slightly rotating the cookie to get all sides.

Enjoy!

MAKES:  24 regular size cookies, 12 sandwiches 

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