JP General’s Sweetheart Cookies

Heart-shaped cookies dipped in dark chocolate and colorful sprinkles - the sweetest way to show your love. (Click here for printable PDF.)

Makes 24-36 cookies approx.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate candy
  • 1 tablespoon shortening (only if using chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well.
  3. Add vanilla and salt, then slowly mix in flour until combined.
  4. Remove dough from bowl and shape into a disc on a large piece of plastic wrap. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour minimum - or up to 1 day before baking.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or nonstick baking mat.
  6. Divide dough in half. Re-wrap one half of dough and place it in fridge. Roll remaining dough into 1/2 inch thick rectangle.
  7. Cut out shapes from dough using cookie cutter (2.5” to 4” heart-shaped suggested) and place on baking sheet 1 1/2 inch apart.
  8. Re-roll dough and repeat process to fill first baking sheet.
  9. Place pan of cookies in fridge and chill for 20 minutes.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookie edges are just barely turning brown.
  11. Cool cookies completely.
  12. Repeat process with remaining half of dough.
  13. Heat chocolate chips and shortening OR candy melts in microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Stir until smooth.
  14. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate. Place cookies on a sheet of parchment paper and quickly add sprinkles onto wet chocolate. Let set completely.
  15. Enjoy!
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