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Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies

Crisp and buttery Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day or any day!
Servings: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • Sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

  • Sift the flour, cocoa and salt together. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until combined. Between two sheets of waxed paper, roll the dough 1/4-inch thick as evenly as possible.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Cut out the cookies with a heart shaped or other cookie cutter. Arrange the cookies, on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or until crisp and firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes and then transfer to a wire
  • cooling rack to cool completely.
  • When the cookies are cool dip the hearts into the melted chocolate. I only dipped about 1/4 of the heart. Sprinkle the chocolate section with sprinkles, if desired. Place the heart cookies on wax paper until the chocolate is completely set up.
  • Note-you can use any type of cookie cutter and sprinkles. You can make these cookies for any and every holiday!