I had so much fun making these cookies with my five-year-old. She’s at such a fun age. We’re just getting to the point where we can have full conversations and she’s wanting to help with everything, and wanting to go with me everywhere. She’s my little bestie. She always likes to help in the kitchen but this was the first experience where I told her the order of ingredients and she wanted to put them all in herself. We had so much fun baking together. She kept stealing bites of brown sugar, and of course, couldn’t resist the cookie dough once it was all mixed. I love experiencing these moments with her…this is everything I imagined motherhood would be. She pretty much made this batch of cookies herself (with my assistance of course) and she even rolled them into little balls in preparation for baking. They turned out so yummy and I’m excited to share this recipe for our Peanut Butter Heart Cookies.
We tried rolling out some dough to use our heart shaped cookie cutters but those didn’t turn out as cute. We’ll have to attempt those again next time to master using cookie cutters…LOL! But you’ll love this recipe. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is simply divine. These cookies literally melt in your mouth and honestly, it’s hard to stop!! They are that good! These are perfect for a Valentine’s party, or just to make for a special loved one or neighbor (if allergies aren’t an issue of course!).
A lot of similar recipes call for rolling the dough balls in sugar before baking. That’s certainly an option but we are trying to reduce sugar where we can and these cookies are so good without the additional sugar. It’s really not needed! The chocolate peanut butter hearts will start melting as soon as you put them on the hot-out-of-the-oven cookies, so if you are planning to gift these cookies, put the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to let them cool faster and you’ll keep that pretty little heart shape!
Recipe adapted from here.
See the sources below for some of the baking utensils use for this recipe, along with some of my favorite Valentine’s kitchen decor. I hope you enjoy these yummy cookies and enjoy baking them with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day! Check out this yummy recipe for a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake.