Chocolate Chip Cookie Valentine Hearts
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon water*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease two heart-shaped cake pans, then lightly coat with flour and shake out excess; set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In large bowl of electric mixer place butter, brown sugar, vanilla, water, and egg. Blend until creamy. Add flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add nuts and chocolate chips and mix just until blended.
  4. Divide dough evenly between pans and pat down gently and evenly.** Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and the middle area springs back when touched. Remove from oven to wire rack and let sit for 5 minutes. Run a knife gently around the edges, then carefully flip out onto another wire rack.
  5. Let cookie hearts cool and decorate as desired.
  6. Note: *I have no idea what a ½ teaspoon of water does for the recipe, but I follow it anyway!
  7. **The dough can also be made into chocolate chip cookies, using a couple tablespoons of dough for each cookie. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at