Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching (less than a month away)! For your Valentine’s Day treats this year, look no further than cookies. Try a new twist on classic thumbprint cookies with these pink Dove dark chocolate thumbprint sugar cookies. That’s a mouthful, eh? But these cookies are worth every word.
A lot of times, you see thumbprint cookies take the form of Kiss Blossoms, peanut butter cookies with a Hersey’s kiss in the middle. These thumbprint cookies are actually sugar cookies, and they’re even rolled in extra sugar for good measure. With a dark chocolate Dove heart in the middle, they have a rich taste that compliments the soft and light sugar cookie very well without being overwhelming. Plus, they’re pretty perfect for Valentine’s Day with their light pink tone. Let’s get started!
- 1/2 cup butter, soft
- 1 cup sugar + extra for rolling
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbs heavy whipping cream (can substitute milk)
- 4-5 drops red or pink food coloring
- 15-18 Dove dark chocolate hearts
First, cream together the softened butter and cup of sugar. Add in the egg, beat well, and then add the vanilla. Mix in several drops of food coloring until you reach your desired color. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the pink mixture and mix until soft.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on a cookie sheet a couple inches apart and bake on 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. They won’t look done yet, but that’s ok. Even if you don’t see brown yet, they are probably perfect.
Pull the cookies out of the oven and push a dark chocolate Dove heart into the center of each one. Let sit for one minute and move to the fridge to cool completely. This will keep the chocolate from over melting while the cookies cool.
Once the chocolate has hardened, take a bite and experience the rich taste of dark chocolate with light sugar cookies. Give them out for Valentine’s Day this year, and everyone will love them. Enjoy!