12 February 2012

Sweet on you

The bug and I decided to make some special treats for the ones we love so we whipped up these shortbread hearts. Sweet buttery goodness with chocolate on top?? Yes please! I love the hint of coconut in the chocolate. If you are lucky enough to have a Trader Joes in your area they have started selling coconut oil again. It is a great price and so yummy to cook and bake with! You can find it at most other stores as well.


Her helping hands are ever so sweet...


Shortbread Hearts with Chocolate Coconut Drizzle
1 1/2 c. butter at room temperature
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
3 1/2 c. flour
1/4 t. salt

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. coconut oil
Festive sprinkles

Beat together the butter and sugar until combined. Add the vanilla.
Beat the flour and salt into the butter mixture on low speed until just combined.
Shape the dough into a flat disk, wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350°
Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness.
Cut with a fluted heart shaped cookie cutter or whatever you have handy.
Place hearts on an ungreased cookie sheet and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes before baking.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes until just starting to lightly brown on edges.
Cool the hearts and place them on parchment lined cookie sheets.

In a microwave safe bowl melt together the chocolate and coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir and melt for another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the cookies with a fork or whisk.

Drizzle your little heart out...

Sprinkle on something festive...


And have a lovely Valentines Day!

I'm linking up over at The Girl Creative

and at Dear Lilly today.

Dear Lillie's Valentine's Link Party


Maria said...

I love your cute little heart cookies! I also love shortbread, there's just nothing as good as that buttery flavor that shortbread has! And drizzled with chocolate.... perfect!

Jami said...

What a beautiful treat!! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party (if you haven't already.) Also, the Pretty Packages Party is going on & I would love for you to share any creative gifts, packages or party favor ideas!




Dear Lillie said...

These are beautiful!