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Pecan Chocolate Heart Cookies

Pecan Chocolate Heart CookiesThese are sure to steal the heart of the chocolate and cookie lover in your life.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans - divided use
25 to 30 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually add flour; beat until blended. Add 1/2 cup nuts; beat until well blended. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll balls in remaining nuts. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart on top of each cookie. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 25 to 30 cookies.

*NESTLÉ Hearts are available mid-January through mid-February.

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