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Shortbread Hearts

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

about 2 dozen

These flaky cookies melt in your mouth. Dipped in chocolate, they look festive.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah
Shortbread Hearts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water and extract until mixture forms a ball.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Bake at 325° for 13-16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Dip one side of cookies in candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 171 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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