Cocoa Cookie Hearts
These buttery, chocolaty and melt-in-your mouth cookies are perfect treats at Valentine's Day.
or margarine, softened
or margarine or shortening
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.
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.