This is another idea for this upcoming Valentine’s Day.
It’s super fast and easy, involves melted chocolate 🙂 ( who doesn’t like that? ) and you can make it with your favorite cookie, because we are cutting the heart out after the cookies are baked and slightly cooled.
I shared before that my Hubby’s favorite cookie is the Snickerdoodle.
It was an obvious choice for this idea. I think by now, you can see that I am taking my Man’s favorite treats and tweaking them a little bit this month. 🙂
This is our favorite recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies.
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line the baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix butter until creamy.
Add the cup of sugar, soda and cream of tartar. Beat until combined.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour and mix until all combined.
In a small bowl, whisk with fork the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
Scoop the cookie batter with a cookie scoop and roll each ball in the sugar-cinnamon coating.
Place on a baking sheet.
Repeat to make all the cookies.
Bake 10 – 12 minutes, until the edges are turning golden color.
Cool on a wire rack.
source: Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book Bridal Edition
To make the hearts you need:
After your cookies cooled slightly, cut out the hearts with cookie or fondant cutters.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the candy wafers according to the manufacturer’s instructions. I always add about a tablespoon of shortening to thin it out. Whisk until smooth.
Dip each cookie, desired way, and place on a wire rack so the chocolate can set.
It’s a great activity for kids. I know – I have two Girls that love to help me in the kitchen!
What is your favorite cookie?