Sweetheart Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 7 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 48 cookies (4 dozen)


Sweetheart Cookies are quick and easy as well as delicious. Perfect for a party or school events. Ready in less than 1 hour.


  • 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)


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.

Can be done any time

by S. Shannan , Phoenix, AZ on Nov. 2008

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!

Heartfelt Treat!

by S. Steph , COTTAGE GROVE, MN on Jul. 2008

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!


by w. wanda , LOUISVILLE, KY on Jan. 2008

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

My first treat!

by L. Leah , Sherman Oaks, CA on Jun. 2006

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"!

Easy and yummy

by P. PEGGY , SHAKOPEE, MN on Mar. 2006

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.


by C. CAROL , GRAND HAVEN, MI on Feb. 2006

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


by J. Julie , GRAND RAPIDS, MI on Feb. 2006

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!

Delicious cookies!

by N. NANCY , CEDAR PARK, TX on Jan. 2006

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!

Moist and delicious

by D. Debra , OAK LAWN, IL on Mar. 2005

These cookies were very tasty.

Sweet Heart of a cookie.

by C. Cindy , WEST CREEK, NJ on Mar. 2005

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