Piñata Valentine's Day Cookies on a white stand next to a bowl of sprinkles and a cup of pink hot chocolate. Valentine's Day decorations are scattered around the stand.

Piñata Valentine’s Day Cookies

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Love is in the air and so is the aroma of freshly baked cookies! As Valentine’s Day approaches, we invite you to add an element of surprise to your celebrations this year. Piñata Valentine’s Day Cookies are heart-shaped delights made from our classic Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough. However, these aren’t your ordinary snickerdoodle cookies…each one comes with an unexpected twist: a hidden caramel-filled center! This sweet surprise creates a “piñata” effect that is sure to add an extra touch of fun to your Valentine’s Day. Join us as we walk you step by step through the process of creating these charming treats to share with your loved ones this February 14th.

Servings: 13 Piñata Valentine’s Day Cookies

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  • 1 pkg. Wooden Spoon® Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
  • White chocolate pieces, melted
  • Caramel sauce
  • Heart-shaped sprinkles

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Make It Happen

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 325°F. Break apart your cookie dough cubes and place them 2” apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake 13-17 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 2

For this recipe, you’ll need two heart-shaped cookie cutters. One should be just a little smaller than the size of your cookies. The other should be a size smaller than the first. Once your cookies are out of the oven, cut out all the cookies using the larger heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Step 3

Cutting out the different heart shapes to make your piñata cookies - full hearts and hearts with the center cut out.

For 1/3 of the cookies, use the smaller heart-shaped cutter to cut out the center of the cookies. These will make up the middle of the piñata cookies. Once you’ve cut out all your cookies, remove them from the cookie sheet and transfer to cooling racks. Let cool completely.

Step 4

Place your white chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds then stir. Continue microwaving for 30-second intervals, stirring in between each round, until the white chocolate is fully melted.

Step 5

Pour the melted white chocolate into a piping bag or resealable food storage bag and cut off a small corner at the bottom.

Step 6

Take one heart-shaped cookie that doesn’t have the center cut out and flip it upside down. Apply the white chocolate around the edge of the cookie.

Step 7

Place a cookie with the center cut out on top of the first cookie and press down slightly. Add a spoonful of caramel into the cut-out center.

Step 8

Apply a line of frosting around the edge of the middle cookie. Then, take another full-heart cookie and place it on top.

Step 9

Piñata Valentine's Day Cookies on a white stand next to a bowl of sprinkles and a cup of pink hot chocolate. One of the cookies has a bite taken out of it and caramel is dripping out. Valentine's Day decorations are scattered around the stand.

Drizzle melted white chocolate on top of the assembled cookie and decorate with heart-shaped sprinkles before serving at your Galentine’s Day party, romantic dinner for two, or child’s classroom celebration.

Storage Information

Store these Piñata Valentine’s Day Cookies in an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for up to three days. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.