Valentine’s Cookies

Pink heart-shaped cookies topped with melted chocolate are a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Or a treat for any day really. We couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to make them.

3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 or 4 drops of red food colouring
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

Mix eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla and food colouring in a large bowl. Combine flour and baking powder in another bowl, then add to wet ingredients. Mix dough with your hands and form into a large ball. Chill in the fridge for an hour or two (you can skip this step but the dough is easier to work with if you chill it). Work on a well-floured surface. Roll out and cut with heart-shaped cookie-cutter. Bake at 350 on a greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.
Once cookies are cooled, microwave a cup of chocolate chips (white or semi-sweet) on medium power for 2 minutes. Spread melted chocolate onto cookies with a butter-knife. Top with sprinkles if desired.

This was lots of fun to make with Cole. He especially loved cutting the cookies. He couldn’t stick with just hearts though. He pulled out all our other cookie cutters and went to town. So we had lots of pink snowmen, santas and stars along with our hearts. And yes, we even had pink dinosaurs. They all tasted really yummy, no matter what shape they were. Only one problem: I don’t think they’re going to last until Valentine’s Day.

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