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valentine shortbread cookies drizzled with chocolate in a pink bowl
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Valentine Shortbread Cookies

These rich and buttery Valentine Shortbread Cookies are so fun for Valentine's Day! Simple enough that the kids can help, and so delicious too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, sprinkles, valentine's day
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 195kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons Valentine sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup melting chocolate I used melting wafers


  • In a medium bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and honey until light and fluffy. Add the flour and salt and mix to combine. Gently stir in the sprinkles. (Your dough should be about the consistency of sugar cookie dough.)
  • Shape the dough into a log that is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter and wrap in plastic wrap or parchment. Using a cookbook and the counter, flatten two sides of the dough, then flip the dough and flatten the other two sides to form a square shape. Freeze the dough for 30 minutes (or refrigerate for 2+ hours).
    long log of shortbread cookie dough
  • When the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 325. Slice the dough into 1/4 inch thick squares, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray, placing one inch apart. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden on the bottom. Remove and let cool.
  • When the cookies have cooled, heat the chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Pour the chocolate into a ziplock bag or piping bag. Snip off a small piece from the corner of the bag, and drizzle the chocolate over the shortbread cookies. Let cool completely before serving.
    drizzling chocolate over valentine cookies


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg