Chocolate Filled Peppermint Valentine Heart Cookies2 Reviews
- Prep: 40 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Ready In: 3 hr
“The chef at the hotel where I worked published this recipe in our employee newsletter. They are chocolatey and minty -- a perfect Valentine cookie!” - by extrayummystuff
Original recipe yields 5 dozen filled cookies
- Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until thoroughly combined. With an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat together the butter, 3/4 cup shortening, sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl until fluffy; beat in the eggs, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, about 1 cup at a time, until the mixture forms a soft dough. Divide the dough into 4 pieces, cover, and chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- To make filling, melt 1 3/4 cups of milk chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening in the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Stir the mixture until very smooth, and remove the filling from the heat to cool and slightly thicken.
- Remove one piece of cookie dough from refrigerator at a time, and working on a floured surface, roll the cookie dough out 1/8-inch thick, and cut out 120 hearts (total) with a 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place half the hearts onto ungreased baking sheets. Carefully spread those hearts with about a teaspoon of the chocolate filling, avoiding the edges, and top each with another heart cookie. Gently pinch the edges of both cookies together to enclose the filling.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; let cool for 1 minute on the baking sheets before removing to finish cooling on racks.
- For peppermint drizzle, mix together the confectioners' sugar, 1 drop of peppermint extract (to taste), red food coloring to your desired shade of pink or red, and milk as needed in a bowl to make a smooth, thin icing. For chocolate drizzle, melt 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening over hot (not boiling) water in a double boiler; stir and heat until the mixture is thin enough to drip in strings from a spoon.
- Drizzle each cooled cookie with a little peppermint drizzle on one side, and a little chocolate drizzle on the other. Let the cookies stand so the drizzle sets, about 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (60 total)
- 144 cal
- 7.6 g
- 17.9 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (2)Rate This Recipe
"Sooo yummy! I just made these and they are so amazing, the only thing more amazing than these cookies is that no one has reviewed them yet! I made mine just a little different, everywhere it said pepp..." See moreermint extract I used almond extract instead and then I also put a little almond sliver inside each one :)"
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