Recipes and Cooking Red Velvet Heart Cookies 3.9 (46) 16 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 7, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 40 mins Total Time: 2 hrs Servings: 46 Yield: 46, 2 1/2-inch or 22, 3 1/2-inch cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour Powdered sugar Directions 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. Andy Lyons Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 86 Calories 4g Fat 11g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 46 Calories 86 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 19mg 6% Sodium 76mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Total Sugars 6g Protein 1g Calcium 13mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 15mg 0% Folate, total 12.9mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.