Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I found this last year in the "Taste of Home" magazine. They were an instant hit and left everyone craving more. Excellent for Valentines especially, but they are good any time of the year. I dip them in the milk chocolate and drizzle white - though the recipe calls for it the other way, you can chose to reverse the amounts between white and milk chocolate chips according to your taste.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 cup vanilla chips or 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening, divided
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Combine the flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture.
- On a lightly floured surface roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
- Cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter placing 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove to wire racks to cool.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat vanilla chips and 1 Tablespoon of shortening until melted, stirring frequently. Dip both sides of the cookie into melted mixture (so you make a V-shape from the point of the cookie out to the middle of both rounded tops).
- In another microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and remaining shortening, stirring frequently.
- Drizzle over the cookies.
- Place on wire rack to dry.
As other have said, these cookies were kind of bland and crumbly when dipping was attempted. But they are so beautiful and once you add the chocolate they don't taste half bad.
I tried this recipe for my daughter's daycare class for Valentine's day this year. They turned out well but you definately need the chocolate dipping for an even flavor. I will definately make them again and try this time to be more artistic! :)
I reviewed this cookie on Feb 7th and I would like to have deleted that review but cannot figure out how to. These cookies are fabulous! I made them exactly as written and they turned out wonderfully. They are a bit of work. It's a three step process: The baking, the white chocolate then the semi-sweet chocolate, but so worth the time. These cookies turned out wonderfully. They look fabulous and they taste great! I did not find dipping them in the white chocolate to be difficult. You really just have to take your time. They look amazingly alot like the original photo! I will be definitely be making these again!