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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chocolate Spritz

Hey everyone! Don't put the cookie press away just yet, let's put that heart shaped plate to use!

Chocolate and Valentine's Day go together like...
Kittens and Cuddles?
Sunday and Sports?
Chips and Dip?
Pork and Potatoes?

Ooops... looks like someone is not amused...
ok, they go together like Hearts and Flowers:@)

I found the over-sized candy heart decorations at Michaels, I've also seen a red/pink/white combo.
They'll be adorable for gingerbread men at Christmas too-yep, I do try to think ahead.

Chocolate Spritz Cookies
1 C butter softened
2/3 C sugar
1 egg, large
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 C A/P flour
1/3 C unsweetened cocoa (of the store brands, I prefer Hershey's-just this reporter's opinion)
1/2 tsp salt
  1. Cream butter/shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla till light and fluffy.
  2. Add dry (I sift mine together) to wet, mix well. This will be a thick dough but kind of sticky. I did the last bit of mixing by hand.
  3. Use cookie press on cool, ungreased, not non-stick, light colored cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes (or till desired firmness/color, mine take about 10 minutes).
  5. Cool and enjoy!
This is the cookie press I'm currently using, they can be found at Marshall's, TJ Maxx, etc.
Have a happy day:@)

I'm joining:
It's a Keeper Thursday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Sweets for a Saturday
Big Giant Valentine Link Party

35 comments:

  1. So cute! Love the jello frosted cupcakes, too. Kids would just love those. Hope you're having a great Sunday.

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  2. I still have my cookie press handy. This looks like a winner!!

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  3. I don't have a cookie press but I think one is needed so these pretty little cookies can be served at my house. I have the heart shaped plate so I'm half way there. Doggies can't have chocolate. Is Earl allowed some?-------Shannon

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  4. I need to buy a cookie press - that does it. sandie

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  5. Mmmm. I could go for a plate of chocolate cookies!

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  6. I love spritz cookies, chocolate has just got to be amazing. Love the little hearts. xo

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  7. Hmmm, looks cute and yummy.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  8. Lynn,
    You had me at chocolate and cookie press!
    The cookies look wonderful! Yum.

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  9. These look great! I have never used that plate of my cookie press. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to give it a try.

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  10. Lynn,
    Love to know which cookie press your using I like the looks of your pressed hearts.
    Pat

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  11. Those are beautiful ... and so is Earl! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  12. These are so cute! Tell Earl it's ok, no pork for me today!! hugs, Linda

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  13. So cute! And well chocolate...that's says it all!

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  14. Oh..I love these. You bring to much inspiration. Gonna have to make these too. The folks at my Michael's will love them... since I normally send all of my treats to work.

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  15. Love th cute heart cookies, Lynn. Getting ready for Valentine's?...Christine

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  16. Love the heart cookies - and Earl. Your blog is so fun - love it!

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  17. This was really cute.The cookies sound wonderful as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. My those cookies look good. Good as pulled pork. LOL
    Blessings, Ginger

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  19. Hi Lynn, Those cookies look mighty perfect for Valentines day! I may have to break down and buy a cookie press.
    Susan

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  20. Beautiful cookies - just right for Valentines
    Mary x

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  21. I always make Spritz cookies for Christmas, but never for Valentines. You are a genius and your cookies are adorable!

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  22. There would only be one thing better than a Spritz cookie and that's a chocolate Spritz cookie! These are adorable.

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  23. Such pretty and delicious looking cookies! Pretty for Valentine's for sure!
    Miss Bloomers

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  24. I have to see if my machine has a heart!
    They look great, L! May I have 2? no, 3!

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  25. I don't have a cookie press, but these are darling!

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  26. How cute are those? Love the little candy hearts too. I just may have to make up some of these!

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  27. Wow, I just found my cookie press the other day. I thought I gave it to my daughter at Christmas time. Nope, it was in the garage??? the valentine cookies are cute with the added decorations.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  28. I skipped making cookies lately due to a diet ... but once that is over I'm ready for chocolate sprtiz! YUM!

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  29. I love cookie baking. It's the SINGLE kitcheny thing I like to do. I don't, surprisingly, have a cookie press.

    Need to rectify that...

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  30. Oh, I love those little hearts. My mom used to make them every Valentine's Day. One of these days I'm going to get a cookie press.

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  31. Adorable cookies and perfect for the ones we love :)

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  32. I'm not sure I have a heart shaped one, but I'm off to find out. What's better than chocolate for Valentine's Day.

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  33. Thanks! I never think of Spritz except at Christmas time, but the hearts are perfect for Valentine's Day. So pretty!

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  34. Hi Lynn,
    It is so good to see Earl! I just love your Valentine cookies, they look yummy and are precious for the day. Hope you are having a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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