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Sprinkled Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies

If you love chocolate and sprinkles, then you will love these Sprinkled Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies. Perfect for Valentine's Day cookie trays.
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • Sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa and salt, and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla and blend well.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing after each addition until combined.
  • Place the dough between two sheets of waxed paper, and roll out to about a 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Place rolled oit dough in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Cut out the cookies with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Arrange the cookies, on the prepared baking sheet about an inch apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 15 - 17 minutes, or until crisp and firm.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for two minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • When the cookies are cool, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Besure to stir about every 15 seconds until completely melted.
  • Dip the hearts into the melted chocolate. You can dip as little or as much of the cookie as you wish. Sprinkle the chocolate section with the sprinkles, if desired.
  • Place the heart cookies on wax paper until the chocolate is completely set up.