Here’s a fun and super cute idea for Valentine’s Day; Heart Shaped Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies hanging off a tall glass of milk! They pair so perfectly with milk too (be it dairy free or not)!
These cookies are packed with oats and are bursting with rich chocolate in every bite! Here I’ve turned the classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie into something a little sweeter with heart shapes. All you need to do is to bake the cookie dough in one giant piece and using a cookie cutter, cut heart shapes out while dough is still warm.
Let’s get right to it…
As cute as they are, there are a few tricks you need to know. I lost some broken hearts in that glass of milk! Mind you, they tasted even better once I fished them from the bottom of the glass, soaked in milk!
How to Make a Hanging Cookie
- Use a sharp pointy paring knife.
- Bake cookies a little longer than you normally would. If the oatmeal cookies are too soft they will split apart while on the rim.
- Cut slits when the cookies are still a little warm. Once the cookies have cooled it will be more difficult to cut small slits.
- Cut slits slowly, if you go too fast the cookies will break in half.
- Wait until cookies have completely cooled to hang on glass rims.
- It’s best to use mini chocolate chips so you can easily cut through your cookies.
You can don’t have to use the entire dough just for mini hearts hanging off your glass rim. And if you are, you might want to bake them in batches so you have time to cut out the heart shapes and cut slits before the cookie cools down on you.
- Cut out a variety of heart shapes, large and small.
- Use half the cookie dough for hearts and bake the other half like regular cookies.
- Bake one giant heart cookie. Just shape by hand on your baking sheet and bake as instructed below.
- Bake regular oatmeal chocolate chip cookies; adjust baking time to 8 – 10 minutes.
What about those cookie scraps for cutting out hearts?
Don’t throw out all those cookie scraps! Once you cut out all of your hearts you’ll be left with a ton of weird shaped cookie scraps. You could just eat them or even better you could make ice cream sundaes with them! Get a bowl of ice cream, heat up some oatmeal chocolate chip cookie scraps and pile them on top. Add chocolate sauce, sprinkles or whatever your heart desires!
You could also serve larger heart shaped cookies with a scoop of ice cream! There’s lots of options to spruce up a simple cookie, you just need to get a little creative!
Happy Baking, I hope you have fun making these cute heart shaped oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
Heart Shaped Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are packed with oats and are bursting with rich chocolate in every bite! Now the classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has a fun spin on it for Valentine’s Day. See blog post for more cookie variations.
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: 36 Mini Hearts 1x
- Category: Cookies
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add your dry ingredients to your butter mixture. Beat until incorporated. Add chocolate chips.
- Spread batter
ontoyour prepared baking pan. Using your spatula or floured hands, press the cookie dough into one large flat layer – like one giant cookie.
- Bake in the center of the oven for 10 -12 minutes, until the middle of the
cookieis fully baked.
- Place on a cooling rack and let rest for a few minutes. While the cookies are still warm, very carefully not to burn yourself, cut out little
heart shapedcookies. I used a 2 inchheart shaped cookie cutter. If you’d like to make cookies that hang from a glass rim, using a sharp knife cut a thin rectangle out of the center of the heart (again while the cookies are still warm).
Variation – to make regular cookies, scoop tablespoon size cookies on a baking sheet approx. 1.5 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 96
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 53mg
- Fat: 4.7g
- Saturated Fat: 2.8g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 12.1g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Protein: 1.4g
- Cholesterol: 12mg
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