Rating: 4 stars
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 7

These heart cookies are cute-as-can-be thanks to a flurry of powdered sugar. Get the free heart stencils at www.bhg.com/HeartCookie.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

2 hrs
40 mins
46, 2 1/2-inch or 22, 3 1/2-inch cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.

  • 2. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, food coloring, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover; chill dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°F. On a floured surface roll half the dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough using a 21/2- to 31/2-inch heart-shape cookie cutter. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • 4. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very light brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, using stencils if desired. Makes forty-six 21/2-inch or twenty-two 31/2-inch cookies.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 19mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 11g; mono fat 1g; sugars 6g; protein 1g; vitamin a 135.2IU; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 12.9mcg; sodium 76mg; potassium 15mg; calcium 13mg; iron 0.4mg.