Valentine's Choc-Chip Shortbread Biscuits

Valentine's Day Chocolate Chip Shortbread Biscuits- heart-shaped shortbread biscuits, filled with chocolate chips and covered in melted chocolate.

Valentine's Choc Chip Shortbread Biscuits

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so get ready to see hearts and flowers everywhere (if you haven't already!) This year, I am doing a Valentine's Day collaborative post with Danielle from Welcome 2 My Jungle with a focus on Valentine's baking for kids.

One of the easiest baking ideas to do with children is shortbread. It's very simple, only has 3 main ingedients, lends itself to small hands joining in and always turns out well. More importantly, shortbread is buttery and delicious! All the best biscuits come from the UK, in my totally unbiased opinion, and shortbread is number one.

For this Valentine's version of shortbread biscuits, I added chocolate chips and then dipped the tops of the biscuits in dark chocolate. I finished them off with pink and white sprinkles because, for kids, sprinkles are essential, right? They're the best bit! The biscuits look great when they are finished and would be perfect as little Valentine's gifts (if you can get them in a gift bag fast enough- they lasted one day in my house!) 

I used both a heart cutter and a standard round biscuit cutter, just to show you that they look great both ways. If you don't have heart cutters, you could make yourself a template with greaseproof paper or pop out and get  a set from M&S or Wilkinsons, who are both stocking them.

If you want another Valentine's recipe to make with your kids, pop over to see Danielle's Valentine's Day Cake with Buttercream Frosting. Great fun- get them involved in the decorating!

While, you're there, have a look through some of her other posts.  She blogs about parenting, DIY and the occasional recipe too. You can also catch her on Pinterest and Instagram.

Heart shaped chocolate covered biscuits on a white plate.

Make Valentine's Choc-Chip Shortbread Biscuits

If you need a printable version of this recipe, click here- Valentine's Choc-Chip Shortbread Biscuits

(makes 12-14 biscuits, depending on cutter size)

125g butter
60g caster sugar
160g plain flour
20g cornflour
50g dark chocolate chips
50g dark chocolate


1. Cream the butter and the sugar until smooth.
2. Add the flour and cornflour and mix together with a wooden spoon.  You may need to press it together with your hands to form a dough.
3. Lightly flour a surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about 1 and half cm thick.
4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the dough and then press them in using your hand.
5. Use the cutter to cut out shapes and transfer to a lightly greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake at 190 (180 fan, gas mark 4) for 12-15 mins depending on the size of the biscuit. They should be golden brown and firm.
7. Carefully remove the biscuits from the sheet and transfer to a cooling rack. I find that it's easier to use my fingers to gently lift them, rather than use a  spatula (which can dent the edges).
8. While the biscuits are cooling, melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. Be very careful, only doing 15 second bursts at a time to make sure the chocolate doesn't burn.
9. Dip each biscuit face-down in the chocolate (still holding on to the edges) and lift out. Carefully tip to one side to let any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. If you find you have any patches without chocolate, use a teaspoon to drizzle a little on.
10. While the chocolate is still wet,  add sprinkles.
11. Leave the biscuits to set.

Valentine's Choc Chip Shortbread Biscuit dough

Valentine's Choc Chip Shortbread Biscuits on cooling rack

Valentine's Choc Chip Shortbread Biscuits on cooling rack close up

Valentine's Choc Chip Shortbread Biscuits decorated

Valentine's Choc Chip Shortbread Biscuits on a plate

Valentine's Choc Chip Shortbread Biscuits on a plate


  1. These look so super cute! Definitely be trying these at some point next week!

  2. Oooh these look so good! Popping over from #TastyTuesday x


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