Valentine’s Treats: Chocolate-Cinnamon Heart Cookies

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I love cinnamon and chocolate together. These cookies are the perfect afternoon snack. (Or after dinner, or first thing in the morning, or middle of the night…)

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Heart Cookies

Ingredients:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (use a little more if you really like cinnamon)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

4-6 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 tsp. vegetable shortening

Instructions:
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.

Whisk together dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients in several additions to the creamed mixture. Be careful not to overmix. Chill the dough several hours, or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface–1/8 to 1/4″ depending on how thick you want them. Cut into desired shapes and place on baking sheets. Bake for 5-6 minutes, more if the cookies are thicker. Let cool completely.

Melt bittersweet chocolate and shortening on 50% power in the microwave or use a double-boiler. Dip half of the each cookie into the chocolate and lay on parchment or waxed paper and let the chocolate harden.

Store in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper in a cool, dry place.

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22 Comments

  1. The chocolate dipped part of the cookie cam eout perfect….I really stink at dipping. I wind up with clumpy messes & chocolate everywhere.

    Btw, I made the pecans, can you say YUM!!! In the comments section of that post it mentions a recipe for the candied pecans sold a fairs & street vendors.. did you ever post the recipe? THX, again!!!

  2. i just made the cookies, but mine look so different then yours on the picture.. also next time i put deffinetly more cinnamon in the cookies! the taste is nice :)

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