Jan 29, 2010

I Love Chocolate! Valentine Heart Cookies!

Difficulty: Easy Time: 1-2 hours (including bake & cooling time)

These Yummy Cookies are easy and fun for the kids to help make! Leave plain chocolate, or fill with frosting for a variety. One of our favorites, we call them "Home-Made Oreo's!" We usually make them round, but wanted to try a heart shape for Valentines day. Here's the Recipe, so you can try them for yourself!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies:

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Squares Baking Chocolate (melted)
2 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla

2 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt

Powdered sugar (1-2 cups)

Mix Vegetable Oil, Chocolate and Sugar until well blended. Add Eggs one at a time and Mix well, Add Vanilla. Mix flour, Baking Powder and Salt, then add to Chocolate Mixture and mix well. Chill dough in Fridge for several hours or overnight (I stick it in the freezer to speed up the cooling time!). Drop by Tablespoons full into the powdered sugar, coat well and then shape into hearts (or, for normal circle cookies, balls).

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes (depending on size)
Makes 3 doz. single cookies

Optional Cream Cheese Frosting for filling:
3 oz Cream Cheese, Softened.
aprox. 1 Ib powdered Sugar
1 tsp. flavoring, if desired
(you might try mint, strawberry or raspberry)
Food Dye (optional)

Mix until a smooth and creamy consistency, adding more or less Powdered sugar depending on desired thickness. Spread onto one cooled cookie, and top with another cookie. Cookies filled with Cream Cheese frosting should be kept in the refrigerator.

Hopefully you enjoy these cookies as much as we do! Happy Valentines Day!


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