Chocolate Freckle Hearts

It has been unbelievably cold and wet and the littlies have been getting a little crazy indoors…so what to do, tempt them with baking, cookie cutters, chocolate and lots of sprinkles.

Very simple recipe and you probably have everything in your pantry.

Chocolate Freckle Hearts
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Recipe type: Cookies
  • 125 g butter softened
  • 165 g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 35 g self raising flour
  • 35 g cocoa
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • hundreds & thousands / sprinkles
  1. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with electric mixer until pale and creamy, a few minutes. add egg and mix to combine
  2. Sift together both flours and the cocoa and stir into mix
  3. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Flatten and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 180 deg C, 356 deg F. Grease trays
  5. Roll dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until 3-5mm thick. Cut shapes and place on trays
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, do not overbake these as they will harden
  7. Cool on wire racks.
  8. When cool, melt chocolate using double boiler method, bowl ontop of saucepan with hot water Spread tops of each cookie with chocolate and sprinkle with hundreds & thousands. Allow to set









Hope you enjoyed this recipe, as I mentioned it’s great for kids and especially great for school holidays!

  • These look so cute. They'd make a lovely present for someone as well – roll on all that Christmas baking!

  • It's a hearty day in your house today! And we shall be following in your footsteps tomorrow if the weather makes like the weekend…

  • Yum! They look delicious!!

  • Looks so cute! Definitely will try making them 🙂

  • So tempting, they look delicious. I think my waist line grows just reading your mouthwatering blog!

  • These look just beautiful Cathie and yummy!:)

  • Yummy – I made these a little while ago. They are darn good.

  • My but just keeps on gettng bigger!

  • Cathi, I love your blog and there is an award that I would like to give you over on my blog. Thanks for filling my life with wonderful recipes and Congratulations!

  • So……maybe I will cook these and then go to the gym….or…..go to the gym and then eat the whole lot…..hmmmm choices!! x

  • Another delicious recipe…. I can see some chocolate family cookies in my future!

    And I am in shock… no sprinkles when you were little? They are the 6th food group!

  • Those are beautiful and sound delcicious!

  • These are so pretty!! I'm bookmarking these for valentines day! …or just any rainy day 🙂

  • The sprinkles makes the happy party feel, I had none too as I grew up…but my girls sure knows where to find them for me!Thanks for sharing they look so special;)xx

  • they look so cute! and sprinkles is very very very look wonderful! :)) (i got the sprinkle obsession)

  • Cathie, they look amazing. It's our sons birthday this weekend and I think they will definitely have to be on the party-food menu. I'll be trawling your site for a bake-off on Friday. Hope you have a lovely rest-of-your-week. Sandra x

  • yummmmmmmmmmm!

  • Wow these look so delicious! I love that they have a ganache topping, yum!

  • Oh they look amazing!!

  • Be still my beating heart THESE LOOK SO FREAKING GOOD!!

  • Just popped over from Leonie's. These look divine Cathy. I'm going to make a batch this weekend with Ivy. She loves freckles!

  • Thanks Cathy. I visited from M*'s blog who I went to from Pip's. Looking forward to making these very soon.

  • I'm about to make these to send to school for Jazzy's birthday in the morning. Yum. The girls are in bed, I guess that means I get to lick the bowl.