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Chocolate Heart Cookies

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter margarine/2 sticks /margarine - 1 cup, softened 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1 , slightly beaten (optional)
  Nuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped (optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grease a baking sheet lightly.
3. Using a sieve, sift together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; keep aside.
4. In a large bowl of electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla at medium speed until smooth and well blended.
5. Gradually add the sifted flour mixture, little at a time and beat at low speed after each addition.
6. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

MAKING
7. Take out the dough from the refrigerator and divide into two halves.
8. On a clean surface or pastry cloth, flour lightly and roll half of the dough at a time until it is 1/8 inch thick.
9. Using a 3 1/4-inch heart-shape cookie cutter, cut out cookies.
10. With the same method, prepare cookies with rest of the dough making 40 cookie hearts.
11. Brush edges of half the cookies with egg white and sprinkle with nuts if desired.
12. Place the cookies over the cookie sheet with 2 inches space in between each.
13. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set.

FINALISING
14. Place the cookies on a rack and cool completely.

SERVING
15. Serve them fresh or prepare Chocolate Heart Ice Cream Sandwiches using ice cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Kids
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
20

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