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…)
Chocolate-Cinnamon Heart Cookies
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
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
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.
those look delightful. i might give them a go. yumm
Lindsey, all your Valentine treats are making me incredibly hungry!!! YUMMO!
i love you valentine’s treats! these may be my favorite–cinnamon and chocolate are a great match-up!
Ooh these look so good! I love cinnamon and I love chocolate so what a nice combo!
Yummy! All your cookies look great!
Well, sweetie, I would have these anytime of the day. Or night. :D
I love cinnamon and it works wonderfully with chocolate.
i love cinnamon!!
and now i do love your cinnamon heart too ^^
These look divine! Great cookies to go with coffee, I’d say. Hey, do you use unsweetened cocoa powder or sweetened?
I use unsweetened cocoa powder. I think the one I have is Hershey’s…
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!!!
I’m making these today! So excited. They look amazing!
YUM! These look SO good! I definitely am going to try these!
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 :)
What a fun cookie — looks like an extra special treat.
I wanted to know if I could make these cookies using spritz machine??? Thx, they look so yummy
Annabelle, I’ve never tried this recipe that way, so I can’t give you a good answer. You could certainly try it.
I did find a chocolate spritz cookie recipe on Martha Stewart using a basic chocolate dough. http://www.marthastewart.com/346411/chocolate-cookie-dough
Her recipe has a greater ratio of butter and sugar to the flour.
When I make these cookies again, I’ll try putting the dough through my cookie press an see how it goes.
Ohh yumm!! These look amazing!! I shared them on my round up today: http://www.vixenmade.com/2013/02/14-treats-for-your-valentine.html
How many cookies does this recipe make?
Hi Piyusha! It really depends on how big the cookies are and how thick you roll out the dough. But you should get at least 2 dozen.