|½ cup||Butter or margarine softened|
|2 cups||All-purpose flour|
|½ cup||HERSHEY'S Cocoa|
|1 teaspoon||Baking powder|
|½ teaspoon||Baking soda|
|1½ cup||Powdered sugar|
|2 tablespoons||Butter or margarine OR- shortening|
|½ teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|3 drops||Red food color (optional)|
1. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
2. Heat oven to 350 F. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to ⅛-inch thickness; cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with VALENTINE FROSTING; decorate as desired. About 4 dozen cookies.
VALENTINE FROSTING: In bowl, beat powdered sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla and food color, if desired, until smooth and of spreading consistency. About ¾ cup frosting.
CHOCOLATE VALENTINE FROSTING: Stir 3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa into powdered sugar. Omit food color. Proceed as directed above, increasing milk to 3 tablespoons.
Hershey's is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation.
Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.
Meal-Master format by Karen Mintzias File
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