Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Hearts

Cookie Dough Hearts

These adorable no-bake chocolate covered Cookie Dough Hearts are the perfect homemade chocolate treat for Valentine’s Day, no chocolate tempering or candy melts required! Download my FREE Valentine's Day Recipe Guide here!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Recipe by Tessa Arias


For the dough:

  • 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (any kind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 (190 grams) cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup (128 grams) miniature chocolate chips

For the chocolate coating:

  • 16 ounces (454 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or shortening
  • Decorative sprinkles, if desired


Make the dough:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until very well combined and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the milk and vanilla. On low speed gradually add the flour and salt. Stir in the miniature chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop the dough out onto a parchment lined worked surface. Cover with a large sheet of plastic wrap and roll it out with a rolling pin until it reaches about 1/2-inch in thickness. Freeze for 15 minutes. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out pieces of cookie dough. Place on a rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until firm, at least 30 minutes.

Make the coating:

  1. In a heat-safe bowl, combine the semisweet chocolate and coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts, until melted and smooth. Dip the firm and very cold cookie dough hearts into the chocolate, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Refrigerate until set.

Recipe Notes

You could also decorate with a small amount of melted white chocolate, if you prefer!