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Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Cut Out Cookies

These Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Cookies are a fun twist on the traditional cut out cookie. Perfect for Valentine's Day...easy and very fun to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 36 minutes
Servings 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter softened 1 1/2 sticks
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dark cocoa mint candy melts
  • heart sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Add to butter mixture in 3 additions scraping the bowl between each addition.
  • Using a fresh spatula, scrape all the batter into a ball in the center of your bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least an hour. Can be refrigerated several hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Divide the dough into 2 sections.
  • Roll out, a section at a time, on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut into desired shapes and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 6 min.
  • Cool completely.
  • Microwave the chocolate melts according to package directions.
  • Dip one side of each cookie in the melted chocolate.
  • Sprinkle with hearts right away before the chocolate has a chance to harden.

Notes

Store in a container with wax paper between layers of cookies. My cookie cutter is 3 inches at the widest part of the heart.