Chocolate Heart Funfetti Cookies
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Serves: 16-18
 
Super-soft, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies, filled with sprinkles, and topped off with a dark chocolate heart!
Ingredients
  • 1 and ⅓ cup All-Purpose Flour OR Better Batter Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ⅓ cup Sprinkles (jimmies, not nonpareils)
  • 16-18 Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine Flour, Baking Powder and Salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric handheld mixer, beat softened Butter until very smooth and creamy. Add Granulated Sugar, and continue to beat until creamy, about 1 minute. Add Egg and Vanilla, and beat well until very light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes more. Scrape down sides of bowl at any time, as needed, during any of these steps.
  3. Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, and stir by hand with a large spoon or rubber spatula until combined. Stir in sprinkles.
  4. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 3 days.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven 350 degrees F. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper (make sure baking sheets are a size that will fit into your freezer.).
  6. Using your hands, roll about 1-1 ½ Tablespoons dough into a ball, and place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are set. Cookies may look slightly underbaked, and this is what you want! Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes.
  8. Carefully and lightly press a Dove Dark Chocolate Heart piece into the center of each cookie; immediately transfer baking sheet to the freezer for 5 minutes. This will prevent the chocolate piece from melting.
  9. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store cookies in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to one week. Cookies freeze well in a ziplock freezer bag for up to 3 months.
  11. Makes 16-18 cookies.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/chocolate-heart-funfetti-cookies/