Monday, February 6, 2012

SophistiKats "Dessert of the Month"

Everyone LOVES a good cookie. .and America's FAVorite cookie is none other than 
"Chocolate Chip
Here is a twist on this classic treat just in time for 
Valentine's Day and Heart Health Month. .

Chocolate Chip Cookie Hearts

2 1/4 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup (2 Sticks) Butter Softened
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
2 Cups (12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 Cup Chopped Nuts
1 Metal (Heat Safe) Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (1 inch in height)

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Line a 15 by 10-inch jelly roll pan with foil and lightly grease.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. 
(Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition)
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Stir in morsels and nuts.
Spread dough into prepared pan.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown,
Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Lift from pan with foil handles to cutting board. 
Cut out hearts with cookie cutter.
Remove hearts while peeling away foil. 
Then Serve*

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