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Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies

Say “I love you” with these cute and festive chocolate dipped butter cookies! Tender-crisp cookies that melt in your mouth go perfectly with creamy vanilla white chocolate. Go crazy with Valentine sprinkles and dress them up however you fancy!

Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies: tender-crisp, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine's Day cutout cookies! | Kitchen Gidget

Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies

We are back to the time of year where hearts and pink and love abound – Valentine’s Day!

One of my favorite holidays whether taken or single!

I’ve mentioned this before, but for me growing up with a mother who was obsessed with hearts and loved the color red, Valentine’s Day was almost like a second Christmas in our house.

The windows were decorated in various cling-on hearts, we awoke to presents in the morning, and special treats were always feasted upon.

We always started with cinnamon rolls for breakfast and finished with creamy Valentine Jello Hearts for dessert.

This laid the foundation for an always enjoyable Valentine’s Day – even through the single years.

Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies: tender-crisp, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine's Day cutout cookies! | Kitchen Gidget

Besides, how can anyone be sad when you have Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies at your disposal?

Some of my best memories are the times I celebrated with single friends.

One year we donned formal attire and attended a progressive dinner, which was a blast.

Last year, I got ambitious and tried my hand at card-making.

My friends and loved-ones got painstaking, one-of-a-kind, handmade Valentine cards…that ended up looking better in my head than real life!

From now on I’m sticking with what I know best – food!

So I give you buttery, tender-crisp cookies dipped in creamy white chocolate.

And sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles.

I had so much fun decorating these cookies – I went a little crazy with the sprinkles.

These cookies also take well to frosting. If you have kids, get them in the kitchen making memories and celebrating love!

Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies: tender-crisp, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine's Day cutout cookies! | Kitchen Gidget

One last note about these cookies. The recipe calls for orange juice (just like my chewy Chinese Almond Cookies!), but you really can’t taste the orange flavor.

It has a magical quality which brightens up the other ingredients in the recipe. If you don’t have orange juice on hand you can substitute milk.

If you have any special Valentine’s traditions, please share them below!

Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies: tender-crisp, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine's Day cutout cookies! | Kitchen Gidget

Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies dipped in creamy white chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 ounces white chocolate melting wafers
  • Color sugar and sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg, scraping down bowl as necessary. Add orange juice and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder until well combined.
  2. Divide dough into 3 disks. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Working with one disk at a time, on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sugar, if desired.
  4. Space 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets (can be lined with parchment or silicone mat), and bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Repeat with remaining disks of dough and re-chill the scraps.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate and dip each cookie at various angles. Decorate with color sugar or sprinkles. Let chocolate harden and store cookies in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

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Tracy | Baking Mischief

Thursday 4th of February 2016

I love butter cookies, but I've never tried them with orange juice. It sounds like a great addition. The way you decorated these is so adorable! White chocolate and sprinkles is always a win in my book.

Melanie @ Nutritious Eats

Thursday 4th of February 2016

I want these now! Sugar cookies are my favorite for Valentine's day and these turned out just beautiful!

Rebekah

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Thank you, Melanie!

Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Suchhh prettttyyy cookies!!! Would love to see how the cards came out too though! If you're cookies are this gorgeous I'm sure the cards looked great too!

Rebekah

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Aw thank you, but the cards were a hot mess! haha

lisa @ garlicandzest.com

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

I give you credit. I made cut-out cookies last year and swore that I'd never do it again, because it was so time consuming. Now I feel like an utter failure, because not only did you make them -- you decorated them with such precision! I either hate you or love you. I'll decide after eating one of those cookies.

Rebekah

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Haha I'm not going to lie - it does take a certain amount of patience! But I had so much fun doing it (guess I was in the holiday spirit) and the results - as determined by how much my husband loved them - were well worth it. :-D