Well, the first month of 2015 just zoomed by.Valentine’s Day is next Saturday!! I`m not sure why I sound so excited, I`m not really that excited. Haha! However, it makes me exercise my brain by trying to think of something cute to bake for the occasion. I`m always down for baking cute treats, if you can`t tell already.
These cookies aren`t as easy as the red velvet s’mores cookies or this fantastic banana berry bread pudding, but they have adorable heart cut-outs which makes them worth the extra step. I`ve never made sandwich cookies before. Not sure why…I think it`s because I find them a bit too much? Since, you`re basically eating two cookies with a filling, or frosting, in between them.
I went with chocolate, since chocolate cookies tend to have this bitter-less-sweet taste to them from the cocoa powder and melted chocolate. It`s not too sweet, which I love about these. Plus, the dulce de leche is just divine. You can make your own dulce de leche, or buy the 14oz can one.
Add some sprinkles and drizzle some white chocolate on top of each cookie and they become beautiful little treats! I melted about 1 cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave for the drizzle. I love the contrast in colors it brings! 🙂 If you have cookie stamps, you can definitely etch words or pictures on the cookies. Or use a knife to “write” words, which I did. But, it got tough with the “O”s in “XOXO”…so I stopped. (Recipe at the bottom, after all the Vday treats!)
I wanted to do a round up of Valentine`s Day treats, but I don`t really want a lot of compilation posts, so I`ll include them here. Hope you get some Vday inspiration! 😉 But for real, I think any chocolate, cake, brownie, or blueberry treat will please.
Brown Butter Toffee Shortbread Cookies (make them into hearts):
Outside cookie cutter was about 2 inches. Inside cookie cutter was a littler smaller than 1 inch.