Hey Everyone! :)
It's nearly Valentine's Day! And what better way to celebrate than eating everything chocolate related and in the shape of a heart, irregardless whether you have anything planned! Cue recipe for these heart shaped cookies!
I found these on Pinterest and they looked so cute and yummy.. The recipe isn't the easiest.. there's a lot of chilling and cutting etc involved (okay it's not that hard I'm just lazy) but they turned out good in the end :) They're like a cuter version of oreos!
Also I would strongly recommend using a cookie cutter as cutting identical hearts free hand is actually quite hard xD
For the full recipe you can click here.
- 1 1/8 cups all purpose flour (plain flour?)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp coarse salt
- 6 tbs unsalted butter, melted
- 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 1/4 granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbs milk, if needed
- Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir together butter, sugar and egg. Combine the two together.
- Divide the dough in half, roll out each half between two sheets of baking paper (I didn't have parchment paper) and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut out an even number of same sized hearts/other shapes. I would recommend using a cutter and not doing this by hand, as you can see I gave up after a while XD
- Place the cookies on baking paper and freeze for 15 minutes.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on the size, remove from the oven and cool.
- To make the filling, beat the butter until light and fluffy (few minutes). Add the sugars, be careful as icing sugar goes everywhere and beat until combined. Beat in the vanilla and if it's too thick add some milk a little at a time.
- Spread or pipe the mixture onto one heart and sandwich 2 together.
And tadaa you're finished! I personally would add a bit more butter/milk as I found the mixture was a bit hard and if it was a bit softer that would make it a lot easier. I also should have baked mine for less, when we first took them out of the oven they seemed soft but as they cool down they go harder :)