Just-for-You Chocolate Cookie Hearts

Just-for-You Chocolate Cookie Hearts
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
48 2 1/2-inch heart cookies
Recipe Info - Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
5 min


Make It

Step 1

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. If dough is slightly crumbly and does not hold together, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Shape dough into ball. Divide dough in half and place each on plastic wrap. Flatten each into an 8-inch circle. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 3

Roll out one circle of dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut cookie dough with a 2 ½ inch diameter heart shaped cookie cutter. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet(s), placing about 2 inches apart. For sandwich cookies, use a 1 ½ inch diameter heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts in centers of the larger hearts on baking sheet. Lift smaller center heart with tip of knife; place on baking sheet near the larger hearts. Repeat with trimmings and other circle of dough.

Step 4

Bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until tops are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Step 5

Divide vanilla frosting in half. Tint half pink with red food coloring. Frost hearts and top with other hearts for a sandwich. Decorate as desired. Store in single layers between sheets of wax paper in tightly covered container.


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