It's that time of the year. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Another excuse to bake! Jerry and Paul are visiting after Slow Bowl, so I made them some cookies. They miss the holiday cookie production, so I made the red velvet shortbread cookies into hearts this time!
2 1/2 cups flour
2/3 c. sugar
4 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t. salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks), cut into small pieces
2-3 T. red food coloring
6 oz. white chocolate melting pieces or white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and salt. Pulse until combined. Add cut butter (I used unsalted) and red food coloring. Process until mixture looks like crumbs, then comes together as a ball. Carefully remove dough. Knead it slightly until smooth. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness, and cut out hearts. Place cutouts on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press scraps together and repeat until all dough is used. Bake 20-22 minutes until centers are set. Let cool.
Heat white chocolate in microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring until melted and smooth. Dip cookies into white chocolate, then add sprinkles. Makes 30 hearts.