Nothing says “I love you” more than baked goods! These Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cookies with Sprinkles and Hershey Hugs will make anyone feel special! These chocolate cookies have red, pink and white sprinkles on them with a Hershey Hug. (A Hershey Hug is just a swirled Hershey Kiss.)
If you love these Valentine’s Day cookies, try these White Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Cookies too.
The History of Valentine’s Day
So is Valentine’s Day a religious holiday? Or is Valentine’s Day a “Hallmark holiday?” I used to get upset when people would call Valentine’s Day a fake holiday, because I knew St. Valentine was a real person.
However, his feast day (February 14) was removed from the official Church calendar in the 1960s. So even though the Church no longer celebrates his feast day, people all over the world still celebrate Valentine’s Day as a day to show your loved ones that you care about them.
In today’s busy world, I welcome the reminder to sit back and reflect on what is really important. Enough with the history lesson, let’s get to the recipe!
What You Need for Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cookies with Sprinkles and Hershey Hugs
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This Valentine’s Day chocolate cookie recipe is easy and makes about 18 cookies.
17 T flour (1 cup + 1 tablespoon)
1 C sugar
1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 C Cocoa powder
3 1/2 T Milk
1/2 C Valentine colored sprinkles (likes these or these or these)
18 Hershey Hugs
How to Make Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cookies with Sprinkles and Hershey Hugs
It is really easy to make delicious Valentine’s Day Cookies. Just follow these steps. Scroll down to print the recipe.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture, and beat to combine.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt, mix to combine, and add it slowly to the wet ingredients. Beat on high until a thick dough is formed. The dough will be very thick.
Take a tablespoon of dough and make it into a ball. Flatten the ball of dough, and press one side down into Valentine sprinkles of your choosing. Place it sprinkle side up on a greased or lined baking sheet. [Parchment paper comes in very handy for baking cookies.]
Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
Remove them from the oven, take them off of the hot baking sheet, and rest for a few minutes.
Press an unwrapped Hershey Hugs candy into the center of each cookie.
Place the cookies into the fridge for a few minutes to keep the Hershey Hug from melting on the cookie.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.