Verdict: Yum! This one's a keeper.
OldRoses' Chocolate-Dipped Valentine Heart Cookies
1 recipe Deluxe Sugar Cookies
Red food coloring
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
4 tablespoons shortening
Mix cookie dough as directed. Using red food coloring, tint dough pink. Cut out with heart shaped cookie cutters and bake as directed.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in micro-wave in a deep bowl. Dip 1 side of each cookie into the chocolate and let excess drip off. Scrape bottom edge against bowl to remove last of the excess chocolate. Put on sheets of waxed paper to set.
Deluxe Sugar Cookies
(Source: Betty Crocker Cookbook)
1 cup butter or magarine, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mix thoroughly butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Blend in flour, soda and cream of tartar. Cover, chill 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 375F. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured pastry cloth. Cut into desired shapes. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown on edge.
About 5 dozen 2 to 2 1/2 inch cookies
Recycle: vanilla extract bottle, almond extract bottle, food coloring bottle