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Giant Valentine Cookie

Giant Valentine CookieNot many people can resist the temptation of chocolate covered-caramel turtles sandwiched between tender sugar cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use
Decorator icing in tubes (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and wax paper-line 8 1/2 or 9-inch heart-shaped pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels; spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Microwave remaining morsels in small, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth; spread over cookie. Decorate with icing.

Makes 1 large cookie.

Baking Sheet Cookie Variation: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Pat dough into 8-inch circle on ungreased baking sheet with floured hands. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely on baking sheet on wire rack.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.