Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Half-Hearted Valentine Cookies

This is a recipe that we have made in our family for several years now. These cookies are super yummy!!

3/4 c. sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 (3oz.)pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. peppermint extract
3 c. flour

1 c. semi-sweet real chocolate chips
1/4 c. butter

For cookies: In large mixer bowl, combine sugar, butter, cream cheese, egg and peppermint extract. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Add flour; beat until mixed. Divide dough into halves. Wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with floured heart-shaped cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove immediately; cool completely on wire racks.

For glaze: In small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally, over low heat until melted, 4 to 6 minutes. Dip half of each heart into chocolate. Refrigerate on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet until chocolate is firm. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.


Kristi said...


Tiffin said...

I haven't made these for a few years. Amanda has been the one to carry on the tradition. They look so yummy! I think I'm going to have to make them this year.

Kelli, did you make those? Are you back in the baking scene? Patrick must be soooo happy!

Steve and Erin Larsen said...

Your baby is so cute! And Joslyn is such a cute name! How does it feel to be a mommy???