Chocolate Filled Valentine Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup - butter or margarine, softened (2 sticks)
- 1 cup - Domino® Granulated Sugar
- 2 - large eggs
- 2 teaspoons - vanilla extract
- 3 cups - all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon - baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon - salt
- 4 - (1.55 oz) milk chocolate candy bars
- Additional chocolate for decorating
- 18 - craft or lollipop sticks
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Unwrap chocolate candy bars. Break each bar into small pieces; set aside.
Beat butter and sugar together in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture. Divide dough in half; shape each section into a disc. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap; chill 1 to 2 hours, until firm enough to handle.
On lightly-floured surface, roll out one-half of dough at a time, to 1/4 inch thickness. Use heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out even number hearts and place half on prepared cookie sheet. Add one small chocolate piece in center of each heart. Insert sticks lengthwise, just below the chocolate. The stick should be at least one inch into the cookie, moisten the edge of the cookie lightly with water and cover with another heart-shaped cookie. Pressing gently, seal cookie edges.
Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Cool on wire rack. When cookies have cooled completely, melt remaining chocolate and drizzle on top of cookies.
Yields 18 lollipop sandwich cookies.