Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be Mine! Valentine Cookies

1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. flour
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1 c. white chocolate chips
1/2 Tbsp. shortening
Cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add vanilla. Combine the flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with heart shaped cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes, or until cookie is firm. Cook on wire racks.
Melt white chocolate (either with your microwave or on the stove top with a double boiler). When melted, mix in shortening. Dip half of the cookie in the chocolate, place on wax paper lined tray. Put remaining chocolate in a parchment triangle and drizzle over top of the cookies. Chill cookies until chocolate is firm.
Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 - 3 dozen cookies, depending upon the size of the cookie cutter.
Present cookies to your true love with a warm embrace!


lemonverbenalady said...

No more chocolate for me! I will just looking longingly at them. They look delish!

Marlena said...

What lovely treats these past 2 days!

Marilyn said...

I love the way you decorated them. They look good enough to eat.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Oh my, yummy...will have to try these out! Thanks for sharing!