Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hearts

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hearts

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hearts


Makes 4 dozen cookies


Chocolate Cookie Dough
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare and chill Chocolate Cookie Dough.
  2. Beat sugar, peanut butter and shortening until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Beat flour mixture into peanut butter mixture until well blended. Shape dough into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll out peanut butter dough on floured waxed paper to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough using 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutters or smaller cookie cutters, if desired. Place cutouts on prepared cookie sheets. Repeat with chocolate dough.
  4. Use smaller heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut small heart shapes from centers of large heart cutouts. Place small peanut butter hearts into large chocolate hearts; place small chocolate hearts into large peanut butter hearts. Press together lightly.
  5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

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