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Sweetheart Cookies

Sweetheart Cookies
Makes:
48 cookies (4 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
42
minutes
based on
37 reviews
Sweetheart Cookies are quick and easy as well as delicious. Perfect for a party or school events. Ready in less than 1 hour.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package (13 oz.) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts, unwrapped
  • 3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

BEAT peanut butter, brown sugar, butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in 1/4 cup granulated sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart into center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.



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  •  Star(s)

    Can be done any time

    Shannan Bridgewater from Phoenix, AZ

    We make these with chocolate kisses and it is my brother's favorite cookie- no need to wait until the Nestle Crunch heart shaped chocolates are in the stores! Great hit at parties, too!

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    Heartfelt Treat!

    Steph Garrison from COTTAGE GROVE, MN

    These little gems aren't just for Valentine's Day! They turned out absolutely delicious (and I'm not even a big Butterfinger fan-I couldn't put them down!) and were very easy to make! I will definitely make these again!

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    wonderfulllllll

    wanda mattingly from LOUISVILLE, KY

    My family really injoyed this cookie. We will be adding this cookie to your christmas cookie list

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    My first treat!

    Leah Falls from Sherman Oaks, CA

    I'm venturing into baking and choose this as my first treat. Since I'm not baking savvy it took me a bit longer to complete, but the outcome was worth it! My sweetheart loved these "sweetheart cookes"!

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    Easy and yummy

    PEGGY SOWDEN from SHAKOPEE, MN

    These are easy and good cookies. I made them with the 'kisses'. They tasted good and are easy to make. All ingredients right out of the pantry. The basketball team I made them for gobbled them up.

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    Sweethearts

    CAROL HARPE from GRAND HAVEN, MI

    I made these cookies for my grand-daughters. What a treat!!! Cookies and candy. They loved them

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    SWEET!

    Julie Taylor from GRAND RAPIDS, MI

    These cookies are quick and easy to make, taste wonderful, and they are so cute with the holiday shapes.<3 Hearts for today!<3 My family loves Peanut Butter Cookies and Butterfingers, and this combo really works! Thanks!

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    Delicious cookies!

    NANCY SHIELDS from CEDAR PARK, TX

    I couldn't find Butterfinger hearts so I used peanut butter hearts. I recommend only letting them sit on the cookie sheet for about 1 minute after placing the hearts as they will melt and begin sliding if you take the cookies off at an angle. Try using a metal spatula and keeping them straight. Yum!

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    Moist and delicious

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    These cookies were very tasty.

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    Sweet Heart of a cookie.

    Cindy Machulsky from WEST CREEK, NJ

    We made these for Valentines day dessert. They were very easy to make and very tasty. Would make them again.

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    Sweetheart Cookies

    Patti Stafford from FOLLANSBEE, WV

    These were very good and easy to make. Since it is xmas season, I am using the Nestle Bells.You can vary the flavor of the bells.

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    great and easy cookies

    SUE WORMSBECHER from BOCA RATON, FL

    My foster daughter was the one who asked to try and make these cookies, well she did and they came out great. She has since made 4 more batches and plans on sending some to her grandmother for christmas.

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    holiday cookies

    ednamae beyer from sharon hill, PA

    These are fantastic,thanks to the butterfinger

  •  Star(s)

    Sweetheart cookies

    gloria guzman from houston, TX

    These were easy and fast to make. Everyone loved them.

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    Really good!!

    Shannan Shinkle from Chandler, AZ

    I made these for a treat for people at work and they loved them. A great combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

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    Amazing cookies

    Jennifer Clark from Amelia, OH

    My husband and little girl just loved these cookies. They loved the taste and how they just melted in your mouth. I loved how easy they were to make. It is a wonderful recipe to make when you have young kids and very little time to bake.

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    Sweetheart cookies

    Kathy Bright from Duncanville, TX

    These are wonderful. I made them for a cookie exchange and they were a real success. They stay soft and chewy which seemed to be a big hit with my friends. It take a little while for the hearts to cool and set-up if you are planning on stacking them on a tray or plate, so allow time. I put mine in the fridge for a couple of minutes to speed up the process.

  •  Star(s)

    Great cookie!

    Lyn Borden from Sonoma, CA

    This recipe is outstanding. Easy to make and soooo good!

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    Santa's Thumbprint Cookies

    Marjorie Smith from Wyoming, OH

    Yummy!!! These cookies were a huge success with my family and friends.

  •  Star(s)

    Santa's Thumbprint Cookies

    Diana Koen from Dallas, TX

    These were so easy and the combination of chocolate with peanut butter made a big hit with my Sunday morning children's class.

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    Peanut allergy? Try Almond Butter!

    Zonda from Antioch, California

    I substituted almond butter for the peanut butter and Hershey's kisses for the butterfinger jingles because my kids are allergic to peanuts. The cookies still turned out great! We loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    Good stuff

    brock from CA

    I've tried lots of recipes from this website and most of them have turned out well. These cookies were no exception. They came out just like the recipe said and were real easy.

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    We LOVE these

    Melissa Beals from Edmonds, WA

    These are so yummy! I make these for our family cookie exchange. They are a hit!

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    Cookie exchange yummies

    Melissa Beals from Edmonds, WA

    I took these to my family cookie exchange and they were a huge hit!!

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    Works for Thanksgiving

    KARI RAPER from CHATTANOOGA, TN

    These cookies are yummy and if you think about it, they also look like pilgrim hats!

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    Santa's Thumbprint Cookies

    kathy stanton from shelby, OH

    These are simply the greatest. I love the butterfinger taste. You can also put a chocolate kiss on top, instead of the jingles.

  •  Star(s)

    Good cookies

    a moore from

    Very yummy cookies, and also very easy to make!

  •  Star(s)

    Best peanut butter cookies

    LEAH RICHMOND from oklahoma

    Mmy family ate this up in no time. Try with all diffrent types of choclate. Great with milk.

  •  Star(s)

    Favorite

    Patience Weber from Vancouver, WA

    These are absolutely loved by my family!!

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    Everyone loves them!!

    Nancy Harrick from Greenfield Ctr., NY

    I found that these cookies are loved by everyone in my house. I made these yesterday and I now need to make more!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    SANTA'S THUMBPRINT COOKIES

    Debbie Smith from San Pedro, CA

    THESE ARE A FAVORITE EVERY YEAR THAT I BAKE THESE. YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHOCOLATE CANDIES ON TOP, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE PERSON PREFERS THAT I AM GIVING THEM TOO. BUT I DO GET A LOT OF REQUESTS FROM MY FRIENDS TO MAKE THESE AND THEY ALWAYS SEEM LIKE THE FIRST ONES THAT ARE ALWAYS GONE FROM THE COOKIE PLATTER.

  •  Star(s)

    Santa's Thumbprints

    Patricia Anderson from Bellevue, NE

    Absolutely the Best!!

  •  Star(s)

    Thumb[prints

    Gladys Ditzler from Harleysville, PA

    Enjoy them evey year during the holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    Santas Thumbprint Cookies

    Linda Doolittle from akron, OH

    Good snack to bake right size and taste for my grandchildrens visits over the holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    Santa's thumbprint cookies

    Lucille Jadzinski from Belleville, MI

    I love thumbprint cookies and love the different choice that this gives you.

  •  Star(s)

    I rememeber these!

    Kimberly Williams from Panama City, FL

    These are so good. My daughter loves them. So easy to make too.

  •  Star(s)

    Fun!!!!!!

    Rose Cooper from Globe, AZ

    My family and I have been trying different recipes. And they really liked this one.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48 

  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 75mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Sweetheart Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 package (13 oz.) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts, unwrapped
  • 3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

BEAT peanut butter, brown sugar, butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in 1/4 cup granulated sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart into center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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