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cocoa cookie hearts

Recipe by
Jane Kaylie
Los Angeles, CA

Cocoa Cookie Hearts

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cocoa cookie hearts

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine softened
  • 1 c
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa any brand
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make cocoa cookie hearts

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 350 F. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to ⅛-inch thickness; cut with heart shaped cookie cutter.
  • 4
    Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in center.
  • 5
    Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with VALENTINE FROSTING; decorate as desired. About 4 dozen cookies.
  • 6
    VALENTINE FROSTING: In bowl, beat powdered sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla and food color, if desired, until smooth and of spreading consistency. About ¾ cup frosting.
  • 7
    VARIATION: CHOCOLATE VALENTINE FROSTING: Stir 3 tablespoons Cocoa into powdered sugar.
  • 8
    Omit food color. Proceed as directed above, increasing milk to 3 table spoons.