Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Day Cookies


valentine's day cookiesAfter the mess that was 2020, I’m looking for a reason to celebrate any and every holiday in 2021. And what better way to celebrate the holiday of love than with Valentine’s Day cookies?

Baking is one of my favorite things to do, and my four-year-old loves to help too. It’s a great winter activity when you’re stuck inside. (Although it usually ends with a huge mess).

Luckily, these chocolate chip, M&M heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cookies are super quick, easy, and pretty mess-free! And so so gooey and delicious. 

Valentine’s Day Cookies


*1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
*1 cup granulated sugar
*1 cup light brown sugar
*2 large eggs
*1 large egg yolk (this helps the bars stay chewy and soft)
*2 tsp vanilla extract
*3 cups all-purpose flour
*1 tsp baking soda
*1 tp cornstarch
*1 tsp kosher salt
*1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
*1 1/2 cups M&M’s (we used these Valentine colored ones!) 
*Heart-shaped cookie cutter (or any Valentine cookie cutter you prefer! We used these.) 


So. Many. M&M’s.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. I lined a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper. (It makes for easy cleanup. You can also use foil.) Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars until well blended. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix until combined. 
  3. Add in flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and kosher salt until just combined. Then comes the best part. Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.
  4. Next, press cookie dough into your baking sheet. 
  5. Bake for 35 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and let cool.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out your heart shapes! 
These cutters are a little big, but I don’t mind a big cookie!

7. Eat. Them. All. Enjoy!

Taste Tester approved!

*recipe adapted from here

Do you have any favorite Valentine’s Day recipes?

Looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out these easy crafts: 

How to make homemade valentine melted heart crayons

DIY Valentine Heart Garland

10 Easy Valentine Ideas that Are (Mostly) Non-Candy

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Jessica is a stay-at-home mama to an energetic and non-stop talking four year old little girl named Ava and the sweetest yet ornery little one year boy named Eli. She runs on espresso shots and cold coffee and feels like she's on a vacation when she gets a solo trip to Target. She's been married to her husband PJ for almost 8 years. They have lived everywhere from Minneapolis to Houston but ultimately ended up in the heart of Des Moines where she is enjoying her busy, chaotic and beautiful life.


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