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Chocolate Almond Heart Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Almond Heart Cookies Recipe

This Chocolate Almond Heart Cookies recipe is Adorable and simple. These sweethearts are a perfect gift for friends this Valentine’s Day… that is if they even make it out of your very own kitchen.

 Chocolate Almond Heart Cookies Recipe

Cream together:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar

Add & beat together well:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder

Refrigerate dough for about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Choose cookie cutters. Roll out chocolaty cookie dough to about 1/4-inch thick using a rolling pin and powdered sugar so it doesn’t stick to the counter. Flour can be used too, but often sticks to cookies making them less than desirable so I prefer using powdered sugar.

Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheets.

Bake about 8 minutes.

Allow cookies to cool completely on a clean towel or baking rack.

Use cookie cutters to make desired shapes. Small hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

A lovely dough to work with.

Bake about 8-9 minutes. Don’t overbake as cookies will turn dry & crunchy instead of soft. Allow hearts to cool completely on a rack.

Royal Icing Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder or egg white powder
  • 4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons warm water

Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (about 7-10 minutes).

Keep all utensils completely grease-free for proper icing consistency.

Using a decorating bag, fill in the cookies with royal sugar frosting.

Add your favorite colors and designs. There is something lovely about light pink frosting that I cannot live without. Make a day in advance to allow frosting to dry properly if you will be packaging your hearts.

Give away as soon a possible to those you love, lest you eat your hearts out.

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1 thought on “Chocolate Almond Heart Cookies Recipe”

  • Deanna, these adorable treats will make such great gifts….but as you said, they probably won’t make it out of my kitchen! … I’ll need to make a double batch! 😉 xo

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