Monday, February 9, 2009

For your littlest valentines

A valentine for my little man

I decided I needed to make more heart shaped cookies. I was inspired by this recipe on Little Birdie Secrets (one of my favorite crafty sites).

Chocolate drizzled shortbread cookiesLinkIngredients:
2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup margarine (I used Earth Balance)
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream together margarine and sugar. Add almond extract and mix well. Add flour and mix well. Use your hands to completely combine and form a smooth dough ball. Sprinkle on some flour if sticking to your hands. Roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to make your favorite shapes. Bake at 300 degrees. The mini hearts I made took 8-10 minutes. Larger cookies will take longer. Bake until just beginning to brown at the edges. Cool cookies on rack. Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or microwave. Line up the completely cooled cookies on wax paper. Drizzle chocolate across one way and then the other. Put in the freezer to cool.

cookies with chocolate drizzled on

bowl of little heart cookies

This is only about 1/3 the number of cookies the recipe made. The first third I dipped in chocolate like the original recipe called for. But I thought the drizzling would be faster, and it was. Another 3rd got eaten before I put chocolate on them.

We took some to share with some of my 3 yr. old's friends. They are perfect for little fingers.
OEM enjoying a cookie. One of many!


  1. These cookies look muy yummy! I've just added you to the Wipster list! So happy to have you playing along with us. :)

  2. alicia, you are doing so great at the blogging! these cookies look Dee-licious. Kiss those boys for me.


  3. I saw your entry on Susan's contest post and just had to come say hello. I live in Austin too and I love the name of your blog!