Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookies

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen
Give these heart-shaped cookies to friends for Valentine's Day or cut them into different shapes and serve them throughout the year.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (3-ounce) bars dark chocolate, (1 melted, 1 left whole)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (3-ounce) bar milk chocolate
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Method: 
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat untl combined, then stir in the melted dark chocolate until smooth. Add flour and baking powder and mix until combined. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Lightly flour the surface on which you will be rolling the dough. Do not flour the rolling pin or the top surface of the dough. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness, then cut out cookies using a 2-inch heart-shaped cutter.

Break remaining dark and milk chocolate bars into small squares and gently press one square of chocolate into each cookie. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Set aside to let cool, then serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 2 cookies, 160 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 22g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 3g protein.
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