Conversation Heart Cut-Out Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and food coloring until combined. (Use 1/8 tsp. for peach, 1/4 tsp, for pink, or more as desired.) Beat in as much of the flour as you; stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Chill 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.
- On a lightly floured surface roll a dough half out to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/4- to 3 1/4-inch heart-shape cutter, cut out cookies. Arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Use small stamps to press words into cutouts as desired. Reroll and repeat with scraps. Bake 7 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Repeat with other dough half.
From the Test Kitchen
Chocolate Conversation Heart Cookies:
Prepare as above, except reduce flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 oz. melted unsweetened chocolate with the eggs. Omit red food coloring.
Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 93 calories, 9 g carbohydrate, 6 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 1 g fiber, 79 mg sodium, 4% iron
You can find alphabet cookie stamps online ($8; amazon.com).
Nutrition Facts (Conversation Heart Cut-Out Cookies)
- Per serving:
- 88 kcal ,
- 5 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat ,
- 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 1 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 21 mg chol. ,
- 78 mg sodium ,
- 9 g carb. ,
- 0 g fiber ,
- 3 g sugar ,
- 1 g pro.