Chocolate Strawberry Heart Cookies

 

img_4652Another installment in the list of Valentine’s Day themed recipes for you since it is approaching quickly! These are a gooey, chocolate sugar cookie with a brownie like texture and they are topped with a Hershey’s Strawberry Cream heart candy.

Soften 1 stick of butter in the microwave safe dish for about 10 seconds. It will be soft but not quite fully melted. Add to a mixing bowl with 2/3 cup granulated white sugar.

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Next, add 1/3 cup light brown sugar and mix.

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Add 1 egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

Add 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and stir.img_4029

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Add 1 1/4 cups flour. If dough is sticky, chill for about 30 minutes in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray. Scoop cookie dough with a cookie scoop. Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are dark.

Lightly press chocolate hearts into the tops of the cookies. Be careful, the heat will make them melt so a light touch is very important here. Cool 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling process.

Chocolate Strawberry Heart Cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes (Active Time: 15 minutes)

Cook Time: 9-11 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Soften 1 stick of butter in the microwave safe dish for about 10 seconds. It will be soft but not quite fully melted.
  3. Add butter to a mixing bowl with sugars and combine.
  4. Add egg and vanilla and stir.
  5. Add dry ingredients and stir to combine, scraping down the bowl to be sure all dry ingredients are incorporated
  6. If needed, chill dough 30 minutes in the fridge before baking
  7. Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes
  9. Top each cookie with one candy heart and cool 10 minutes
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling

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Love,

Kyle

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