Chocolate {Valentine} Cutout Cookies

I first saw these cookies on Flickr. Glorious Treats made them…….and they look AMAZING!!

Sunshine and I made them over the weekend…….ours don’t look as perfect and as glorious as the ones we saw on Flickr……..but not bad for our first attempt!


It took a little bit of foot work to track down the recipe, but I found it! Posted here on a cake message board.

Chocolate {Valentine} Cutout Cookies

Chocolate {Valentine} Cutout Cookies

*I got (18) 3? hearts and (9) 4.5? hearts out of one batch.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp extra-strong coffee or chocolate liqueur *(I used Vanilla with instant coffee mixed in)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Cream together the butter and sugars for 2 minutes.
  2. Scrape the bowl and cream the mixture for an additional minute. Beat in the egg
  3. and coffee or liqueur. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture 1 cup at a time to the butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Divide dough and chill. Bake 6 to 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. This dough can be frozen.
  5. Icing
  6. Ice with Royal Icing. Color with Americolor Super Red and Americolor Deep Pink

Bridget of Bake at 350 has some GREAT posts on
Royal Icing – just click here to read them!




Valentine Cookies by TidyMom

I’m sharing this recipe at Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Mouth Watering Mondays and Tuesdays at the Table, Foodie Friday recipe exchanges alos Kimba’s DIY Day and Kristin’s Works for Me Wednesday and Made by You Monday . Be sure to visit them for more great recipes and ideas!

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. I think you did a fantastic job! Absolutely adorable.

  2. These are so cute! I was just thinking about doing some chocolate cutouts yesterday, but went another direction. Now I’m thinking I’ll have to try these, too!

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  10. Heck, I would be your Valentine 🙂 These cookies came out gorgeous!! Happy 🙂

  11. So cute! I’ve never tried chocolate cut-outs before, yum!

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