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Cocoa Cookie Hearts


These buttery, chocolaty and melt-in-your mouth cookies are perfect treats at Valentine's Day.













Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


½ cup butter
or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Valentine frosting
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter
or margarine or shortening
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 drops food coloring
red, optional


In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture beating until well blended.

Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.

Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃). On lightly floured surface, roll dough to ⅛ inch thickness; cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched.

Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Cool completely.

Frost with Valentine Frosting; decorate as desired.

About 4 dozen cookies.

VALENTINE FROSTING: In bowl, beat powdered sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla and food color, if desired, until smooth and of spreading consistency.

About ¾ cup of frosting.

VARIATION: Chocolate Valentine frosting Stir 3 tablespoons of cocoa into powdered sugar.

Omit food color. Proceed as directed above, increasing milk to 3 tablespoons.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 20g (0.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7633% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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