Valentine’s Day Cookies

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Give a box of these Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies for your special someone on Valentine’s Day!

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I made Valentine’s Day Cookies! This Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie recipe is a variation of my green tea cookie recipe. I wanted the cookies to look like a box of chocolates, so I dipped each cookie in melted chocolate and decorated them.

The key to this recipe is using cold butter. After I make and separate the dough, I like to put it in the freezer for about 5 to 7 minutes before baking. This process helps to firm up the dough and gives a nice texture to the cookies.

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This recipe makes about 14 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 200 grams cake flour (about 1 1/2 cup)

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter

Things You'll Need

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the ground almonds with cake flour and put aside. Cream the cold butter in a large mixing bowl. When butter is creamy, add powdered sugar and mix well.
  2. Add dark chocolate cocoa powder to the mixture and mix again.
  3. Add the almond flour mixture and mix until a messy brown dough forms. Knead the dough for a minute or until clean.
  4. Divide the dough into 14 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Put each ball on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for about 5 to 7 minutes. Then bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes (I bake them for 22 minutes exactly). Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
  5. Put the dark chocolate chips and butter in a small stainless steel bowl and melt over a hot water bowl. Stir constantly to blend. Dip the cooled cookies into the melted chocolate and put on parchment paper until chocolate sets. You can decorate with ground almonds and heart sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. If you’re in a hurry to eat the cookies, you can put the cookies in the fridge or freezer to let the chocolate harden faster.

  • Anonymous

    those are gorgeous little cookies! perfect for valentines day or any day!
    Welcome to foodbuzz
    Dennis

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thanks Dennis!

  • http://blog.chefjoshuaburgin.com Joshua Burgin – “Just Eat!”

    These are just adorable! I was looking for something to make for my French students that I teach English to for V-Day… I may have found my recipe :D Merci beaucoup! Welcome to FoodBuzz/Bienvenue à FoodBuzz!

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thank you! I hope your students like the cookies!

  • http://www.bakingwithoutabox.com Amanda @ Bakingwithoutabox

    What sweet little cookie balls! Just adorable nestled in that little box. Decorated so cutely. I’d eat those anytime.

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thanks for visiting! I had a blast making these cookies and my husband had fun eating them :)

  • http://twitter.com/eatgreeknet eatGREEK

    mmmm…. yummy!!!! I think I’m in love with these cookies!!! (^_^)

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thank You ^^

  • http://www.woodenspoonblog.com/ Natalie

    Adorable! And, fyi, easy to make these vegan by using vegan butter. (Not something that non-vegans need to think about, but always nice for those who don’t do eggs and dairy.) Totally buzzed. :)

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thanks Natalie! Let me know how these turn out if you use vegan butter :)

  • http://www.mothersmementos.com Rachel @ Mother’s Mementos

    These are beautiful! What a wonderful way to say “I love you”. :) Thank you for befriending on Foodbuzz.

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thanks Rachel! I gave these to my husband a little early and he liked them better than the usual chocolates he receives for V-day :)

  • Islandvittles

    These are so beautiful (and perfect!) Great photo tutorial too…Theresa

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thanks Theresa! It was hectic taking the photos while making these ;)

  • Leanne

    These are totally beautiful! I wish I would have found them sooner. I’ll put it on the list for next years’ recipes. I bet they’re so delicious!

    Thanks for the foodbuzz foodie friend request :) I look forward to your future recipes!

    Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thanks Leanne!

  • http://twitter.com/angiesrecipess Angie

    Those chocolate truffles look wonderful and perfect as a gift! Thanks for the add on Foodbuzz.

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thank You! I gave them to my husband this year :)

  • http://tryanythingonce.wordpress.com Dionne Baldwin

    These are beautiful! I could make these any day of the year! It doesn’t get much better than chocolate covered chocolate cookies. I really appreciate the step by step photos, it really helps me realize how do-able it is. Goodies like this tend to look very complicated and intimidating. You did an awesome job!

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      Thanks! Good luck when you make your cookies :)

  • Maggie Wei09

    hi there, i tried to use your recipe to make the truffles but when i’m upto the baking step the truffles turn out flat not round. Can you please what had happened?

    • http://mamaloli.com/ MamaLoli

      If you use warm butter it will go flat. Try putting them in the freezer for about 5 to 7 minutes before baking :)

      • Ma99i3_ch3rry

        thanks for your help =) i like your recipes very much! keep up your great work.

  • Ma99i3_ch3rry

    hi there, i like your recipe very much. I tried making it but when i’m upto the baking step it turned out flat not round. are yoyu able to tell me what had happened? thanks