Chocolate Hearts

100_4101 smAnother must-make Christmas cookie is chocolate shortbread hearts. This is another recipe from my mother-in-law. Another recipe whose origin is lost in the mists of time. This one is quite possibly my favourite cookie ever. It’s a good thing the recipe isn’t a large one…

2 cups flour

½ cup Dutch-process cocoa

¼ tsp baking soda

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup confectioners sugar (sifted)

1 ¼ tsp vanilla

Cream butter. Add sugar and beat 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and add sifted dry ingredients. Roll to 1/3 inch (mine are more like ¼ inch) between sheets of wax paper. Chill 2 hours. Cut out and bake at 325°F (160°C) for 16 to 18 minutes.

Hide them if you want to actually have a chance to eat any yourself.

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Hearts

  1. I guess it’s time to start the baking here! I always have to make Aunt Jane’s almond icebox cookies. Never met Aunt Jane, but she was my mother in law’s Canadian aunt. The cookies aren’t exactly Christmas, except they are here. I think you have that recipe too. Makes a ton.


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