Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

We made these heart shaped chocolate cookies last weekend for a Valentine’s Day. I am a sucker for all holiday themes.  With the current COVID restrictions we have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I thought of these heart shaped cookies that Miss E and I made a few years ago and decided they need a little tweaking.  The cookies turned out perfect and decorating was so easy and fun.  The girls wanted to decorate some of the cookies with pink and red sprinkles, what little girl doesn’t like sprinkles. These heart shaped cookies are easy to make, adorable, and a great way to spend some time with the kiddies.

I don’t bake a lot of sweets because I  don’t have the will power when it comes to sweets. But a little indulgence here and there aligns with my nutrition philosophy. I rarely buy cookies, I prefer to make my own from scratch and feel more comfortable knowing the  ingredients in our food . My daughters  love to roll up their sleeves and help in the kitchen. I feel teaching your kids confidence in the kitchen is a valuable skill that is often overlooked. Plus, I find it’s a great place to spend some quality time with each other.  I hope my daughter’s grow up with fond kitchen memories.

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour and 1 tbsp for rolling surface.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchement paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffly. Scrape sides of bowl.
  4. Add egg ad vanilla and beat again. Scrape sides of bowl.
  5. Add flour mixture and combine until well combined. do not over mix.
  6. Place dough in fridge for 1 hour.
  7. Roll out cookie dough and cut out hearts with cookie cutter.
  8. Bake cookies for 10 mnutes or until sides are a light golden brown.
  9. Cool on cooling rack before decorating
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchement paper.
  11. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together.
  12. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffly. Scrape sides of bowl.
  13. Add egg ad vanilla and beat again. Scrape sides of bowl.
  14. Add flour mixture and combine until well combined. do not over mix.
  15. Place dough in fridge for 1 hour.
  16. Roll out cookie dough and cut out hearts with cookie cutter.
  17. Bake cookies for 10 mnutes or until sides are a light golden brown.
  18. Cool on cooling rack before decorating
  19. In a medium bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  20. Sprinkle with valentines sprinkles.
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To decorate these cookies we dipped some in dark chocolate and sprinkled them with valentine’s  candies. If you prefer you can keep things simple and add sprinkles before you bake them.

 

Happy Valentines Day!

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