Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Chocolate-Dipped Heart Cookies

My goodness, don't these look yummy!

Prep Time: 1 hr
Start to Finish: 1 hr
Makes: 2 dozen cookies

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® Create ' n Bake™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4 to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
Colored sugar

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed. Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of the flour onto work surface; coat sides of half of dough with flour. With rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, adding additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.

2. With floured 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts. Gently brush excess flour from hearts; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining half of dough.

3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip off; place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.


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