Valentines Cookies

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    I always look for new Valentines cookies. Heart shaped, heart inspired…anything that looks romantic appeals to me for Valentines.

    These cookies are very quick and easy to prepare. I took a little bit more because I cannot find small chocolate hearts here and I had to make them.

    I first searched for my smallest heart shaped cookie cutter. Then I draw a lot of hearts on parchment paper using the cutter as a model. I then turned the paper upside down so the chocolate wouldn’t touch the graphite and placed it on a flat surface. I melted the white chocolate in bain marie (you can use your microwave if you prefer) and put it inside a sac a poche. I made a small hole and filled the heart shapes with the melted white chocolate. I let them cool and then put in the fridge for a while to solidify quickly.

    If you can have small white chocolate hearts the cookies will really only take 20 minutes to be made – 10 to prepare and 10 to be cooked.

    I found this cute recipe on the blog Dessert for Two and only varied the quantity of food gel (it will vary also depending if you’re using gel – the best choice – powder or liquid food color).

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    Valentines Cookies
     
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    Ingredients
    • 4 Tbsp melted butter
    • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
    • sugar for rolling (I used red granulated sugar)
    • 1 yolk
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • red food color (about 1 tsp, but it depends on what type of food coloring your use)
    • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp of all purpose flour
    • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ¼ tsp baking soda
    • ⅛ tsp salt
    • 3.5oz white chocolate (if you have to make the hearts) or 8 white chocolate small hearts
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone mat.
    3. Stir melted butter, yolk, sugar, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Stir very well to distribute the color in the dough.
    4. Sprinkle flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda and stir just the necessary to combine.
    5. Divide the dough in 2, and then each half in 4 pieces.
    6. Take each piece and form a ball using your hnds and then pass it on the granulated sugar.
    7. Repeat with all, placing them far from each other on the baking sheet.
    8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until they spread, crackle and appear dry at the top.
    9. Let them rest 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
    10. After ten minutes, place a white chocolate heart on top of each cookie, pressing a little bit. The warmth will lightly melt the chocolate adhering it to the cookie.
    11. Transfer the cookies to the fridge for a while just to avoid melting the hearts too much.
    12. Bring to room temperature before serving.
    13. Buon appetito and...happy Valentines!

     

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