(from www.landolakes.com)

A valentine sugar cookie recipe that is a perfect way to say “I Love You.


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

3 cups all-purpose flour


1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) real semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons shortening

Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in large bowl. Beat at medium speed,

scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Divide

dough in half; wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until


Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough

refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with 2 1/

2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-

10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to wire

cooling rack; cool completely.

Melt chocolate and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 4-

6 minutes or until melted. Dip half of each heart into chocolate. Place onto waxed paper-
lined cookie sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Store refrigerated.

Makes 42 cookies.


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