Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sugar Frosting

Smell of Rosemary - Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sugar Frosting - Decorated Top

If you are still in the Valentine’s Day spirit, you need to try these yummy sugar heart cookies. I made them yesterday for my kids and husband, just to elevate the evening, and, as usual, they were greeted with full approval.

To decorate the cookies in the Valentine’s Day spirit, I drizzled a random pattern of dark chocolate and pink icing. The results are EASY, FAST and BEAUTIFUL.

Ingredients

  • Single recipe of sugar cookies (http://www.smellofrosemary.com/2012/11/20/holiday-sugar-cookies/)
  • 3 ounces of dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
  • Food coloring of your choice

I always use the same great recipe for my cut-out sugar cookies and this recipe is used in several posts on my blog.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the cookies as in the post at http://www.smellofrosemary.com/2012/11/20/holiday-sugar-cookies/.

Roll out the dough and cut out the cookies with your preferred cookie cutter.

Smell of Rosemary - Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sugar Frosting - Cutting Dough

Place cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

Cookies should be 1 inch apart from each other. Place baking sheet in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes, this will help the cookies retain a better shape after baking.

Smell of Rosemary - Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sugar Frosting - Ready for Baking

Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until slightly brown on the edges. Cool cookies on the wire rack for about 10 minutes before removing them from the baking sheet.

Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a small saucepan, reduce heat to low, place chocolate in a bowl large enough to fit over the simmering water, but not touching the water, and place over the steaming saucepan. Mix gently until chocolate is melted.

In another bowl mix powdered sugar and milk, add a drop of food coloring, and continue mixing until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Smell of Rosemary - Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sugar Frosting - Ready for Frosting

Place a piece of parchment paper on your working surface, place cookies close to each other and use a spoon to generously drizzle them with melted chocolate and icing. Gently place iced cookies on a separate baking sheet to dry. They should be ready in about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the thickness of the icing.

Smell of Rosemary - Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sugar Frosting - Decorating Technique

This is a Smell of Rosemary original recipe.

Prep time: approximately 45 minutes

Active cook time: approximately 24 minutes.

Total time: approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes

Smell of Rosemary - Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sugar Frosting - Decorated

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