Heart Shaped Cherry Cookies with a Chocolate Drizzle
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Serves: 22
For the cookies:
  • 100g (or 7 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened and at room temperature
  • 100g (or ½ cup) granulated sugar
  • ½ egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g (1½ cup + 5 teaspoons) all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 55g (or about ¼ cup) maraschino cherries, chopped
For the chocolate drizzle:
  • 30g (or 1 ounce) dark chocolate
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar with a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix in the egg and vanilla until fully incorporated, then switch the whisk attachment for the paddle attachment or dough hooks. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and cherries and mix until the dough comes together in large chunks.
  2. Using your hands, form the dough into a large dough ball. Place it onto a sheet of baking parchment, place another sheet on top and roll the dough out to a thickness of about 4-mm or one-sixth of an inch. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out little hearts. My cookie cutter could just fit inside a 9-cm (or 3½ -inch) round cookie cutter.
  3. Place the cookies onto another sheet of baking parchment, slide the whole thing onto a cutting board and allow to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 175°C/350°F (standard oven setting).
  4. Slide the cookies, baking parchment and everything, onto a baking sheet and bake the cookies until they are beautifully golden around the edges, about 13 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. In the meantime, melt the chocolate in the bowl of a double boiler. Transfer the melted chocolate to a plastic, disposable piping bag or a plastic Ziploc bag, snip off a tiny piece of the end of the piping bag or a tiny corner of the Ziploc bag and drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden. Enjoy!
Recipe by The Tough Cookie at https://thetoughcookie.com/2014/02/14/heart-shaped-cherry-cookies-chocolate-drizzle/