Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

Heart-Shaped Brownie Cookies

Hello friends!

Are you tired of heart-shaped things yet?

I think this may actually be the last literal heart sweet treat I post on the blog this month, but I invested in cute cookie cutters and damnit I’m determined to use them! And I love this heart cutter because my hearts actually stay heart-shaped, instead of fat, roundish circles that sort of resemble butts.

Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

No one wants a butt cookie.

I can’t believe I actually just wrote butt cookie. Oh look I did it again! I’m going to stop writing it now before Google leads strange people to my blog :O

Now these may look a little humble, but that’s the magic behind them. They look like simple chocolate cookies, but the flavor is in no way simple.

Close your eyes, bite into this cookie, and tell me what you taste.

Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

Now, I realize you most likely do not have one of these cookies in front of you already, otherwise, hello, why would you be reading this post? But trust me. Make these cookies, close your eyes, and take your first bite.

IT TASTES JUST LIKE A DECADENT FUDGY BROWNIE!

This was the second recipe I attempted from Deb’s new Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, and I have to say I was much happier with these than my sad Lemon Bars last week. Crisp on the outside, yet chewy and fudgy in the center, these chocolate cookies are a match made in heaven for anyone craving chocolate.

Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

AKA Yours truly.

I will warn you though; the dough seems a little weird when you’re rolling it out. It’s not crumbly, per se, but it’s not as smooth as most rolled-out cookie doughs appear. You may even see little ridges as you roll the dough; remain calm, throw down a little extra flour, and proceed.

In the oven, magical things happen; and these cookies puff up just slightly, and then you are left with deep, chocolatey, fudgy goodness to enjoy all week long. Or all day long. I am not responsible for how long/short these last in your house. You can take that up with Ms. Perelman ;)

Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

If you’d like to share these with your sweetheart, they could easily be dressed up with a white chocolate drizzle, festive sprinkles, or even half-dipped in chocolate AND sprinkles! Deb also suggests that they would be good as two halves to a cookie sandwich, and I’d imagine a strawberry butter cream filling would be out-of-this-world-awesome. For me, they are perfectly sublime as is, and easily grabbable before I run out the door to work or class.

Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

You may also notice my fascination/obsession with throwing sprinkles all over the background of my photos. I’m sorry – I just can’t help myself. Sprinkles are, in my humble opinion, the closest thing bakers have to fairy dust in real life. They make people smile, and you can sprinkle them over (almost) whatever you want and immediately achieve cuteness, sweetness, and an all-around more playful ambiance. I’d love to tell you there will be less sprinkles in the future…

No, wait. No I wouldn’t. I love sprinkles. There will TOTALLY be tons of sprinkles in the near and far future. :D

Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

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Happy Baking!

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Cut-Out Brownie Cookies

Recipe Source: Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups AP flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  4. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture slowly, beating until just incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from fridge and roll cookie dough out onto well floured surface, to about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into desired shapes and place on prepared cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake at 350 for 8-11 minutes, until the edges are firm but the centers are still a little soft.
  7. Let cool on sheet for 1-2 minutes before carefully removing to cool on a wire rack.

Makes approx 3 dozen cookies

All Photos And Writing Copyright © 2013 Jessica Gonzalez | On Sugar Mountain

Comments
29 Responses to “Heart-Shaped Brownie Cookies”
  1. Baker Becky says:

    LOVE THEM!!! They are perfect just as they are! Although, there’s nothing wrong with a butt brownie every once in a while, maybe to celebrate plumber’s day! :)

    BTW….don’t ever lose the sprinkles….we love the sprinkles!

  2. Leah says:

    Mmm, I love the way you described these. You made me wish I could pluck one off of my computer monitor and take a big bite. ;)

  3. These cookies sound so good! I’m not very good with cookies, even worse with cookie cutters. But I feel like these cookies would be worth it even if they turned out as blobs. haha :)

  4. Alycia says:

    I love the addition of sprinkles to your header!!

    Oh, and fyi. Your pictures are getting better and better each week… and I didn’t think that was possible! Killin’ it. ;)

    These look scrumptious!!!

  5. Perfect little hearts my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Serena says:

    why is this not in my mouth right now?? These look killer! Also, can you imagine icing them with royal icing and making them all fancy looking? WoOoW!

  7. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    These are gorgeous just as they are….

  8. Butt cookies… LOL! I’m still giggling over that one. :) Love these.. and so glad you decided to use the heart shaped cookie cutters. I have a few heart shaped yummies of my own I need to make. :)

  9. Cute! I’ve almost forgotten that Valentine’s day is coming! esp since I’ve been so busy meeting up with friends here in Singapore! Hope you enjoy your vday in NJ!

  10. BruCrew Life says:

    Sprinkles = baker’s fairy dust! I love it!!! I would love these cookies plain or with filling!!! So cute!

  11. Mandie says:

    Hahaha still dying from the “butt cookie” comment. I think our one goal in life is to make sure that every hear-shaped cookie does not come out as a “butt cookie”. Dead. Definitely need to get my hands on some of these, they are two things I love: cookies and brownies!

  12. Butt cookies, hahahha you had me giggle. Indeed, some of the cookies don’t hold their shape and they look anything but a heart after baking, but yours turned out so pretty! I’ve actually made these cookies before Christmas and loved them! Now I have to make them again:)
    Thanks for sharing and thank you for the lovely comment left on my guest post on Aimee’s blog

  13. Lisa says:

    Hi Jessica, I am so excited to make these for my step daughter’s birthday in a few weeks. I just have one question about an ingredient. Do you use unsweetened or sweetened cocoa powder?

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