Valentine Sugar Cookies

Valentine Sugar Cookies is a delicious cookie recipe and a great option for your Valentine’s Day party or school event. It is a sugar cookie recipe which is dipped in chocolate. This  recipe calls for peppermint extract, but any flavor may be used. It is also a low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes 42 cookies. Valentine Sugar Cookies will be loved by all of your family, friendvalentine-sugar-cookiess and quests.

Prep Time: 1 Hour.
Cooking Time: 16 Minutes.
Total Time: 3 Hours, 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 (3 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract (or substitute flavor of your choice).
3 cups all-purpose flour

Glaze Ingredients:

1 (12 oz) bag real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp shortening

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in a bowl. Beat on medium speed with an electric mixer, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat on low speed until well mixed.

2. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until chilled.

3. Preheat oven to 375° F.

4. Roll out dough, half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a (2-1/2-inch) heart-shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack; cool completely.

5. Melt chocolate and shortening in a 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes or until melted. Dip half of each heart into chocolate. Place onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Store refrigerated.

YIELD: 42 Cookies.
Serving Size: 1 cookie per serving.

Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 140, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 40mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 2g

Original recipe and image from Land O’Lakes, Inc. http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/839/be-my-valentine-cookies

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