Tuesday, February 21, 2017
TWD: Valentine's Day Share-a-Heart
February's second cookie choice from Dorie's Cookies is the chocolate Valentine's Day Share-a-Heart. Because I elected to make this one after Valentine's Day proper, I decided not to use a heart shape. The instructions suggest that you make two very large chocolate hearts to share with a loved one, and make smaller cookies from the scraps.
I made scalloped-edge cookies, and, in a fit of brilliance, I just baked the scraps as is. (No photos of those, since they were all taste-testers.)
Batch number one was decorated, pre-baking, with Swedish pearl sugar. Cookies from batch number two had a dollop of vanilla icing, sprinkled with red sugar crystals.
If you like crispy cookies, these are the ones for you. Just an observation: the frosted cookies did soften slightly, probably because of the moisture from the icing. Both versions are delicious.
Be sure and stop by the Tuesdays with Dorie website to see how the other bakers did.
Dorie's Cookies, Valentine's Day Share-a-Heart, pages 274-276.