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Cocoa Cookie Hearts

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

Yield

48

servings

Prep

30

hrs

Cook

5

min

Ready

2

hrs

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

Ingredients

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
*

Directions

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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