half hearted valentine cookies

half hearted valentine cookies

By:
Community Classics .
Edited on Jan 16, 2008

Peppermint flavor complements this chocolate dipped butter cookie

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter softended
1 package (3oz) cream cheese softended
1 egg
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 cups flour

glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nestles semi -sweet chocolate chips

Directions

For cookies , in large mixing bowl , combine sugar, butter, cream cheese, egg, and peppermint extract . Beat at medium speed scraping bowl often. until light and fluffy. 3 to 4 minutes. Add flour , continue beating until well mixed . 2 to 3 minutes. .Divide dough into halves and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 375 Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with floured heart-shaped cookie cutters . Place each 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7to 10 minutes . or until edges are golden brown. Remove immediatley ; cool

For the glaze in small saucepan melt chocolate and butter on low heat stirring occasionally over low heat. until melted. 4to 6 minutes Dip half of each heart into chocolate . Place on waxed paper -lined cookie sheet
refrigerate till chocolate is firm. Store covered in refrigerator .
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Note :
put about 6 of these cookies in a small valentine bag and tie with a ribbon .


Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.


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