Make your own… Chocolate Valentines Cookies

Show your loved one how much they mean to you this Valentines Day by baking them a batch of scrumptious chocolate love heart cookies. Or better yet spoil the most important person in your life - yourself!

125g butter, softened
3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
1/4 cup (35g) self-raising flour
1/4 cup (35g) cocoa powder
200g milk or dark cooking chocolate, melted

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
In a blender beat the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and continue to beat for 3 minutes, or until the butter is lighter in colour. Fold in the sifted flours in two batches.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth. Wrap it up and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper until 5 mm in thickness, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts. Re-roll and chill the scraps and continue the same process nearly all the dough is used.

Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until dry on the surface, and allow to cool.

Spread with the melted chocolate and decorate.

Makes 15 5cm size hearts.
Bon Appetite.




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