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Sweetheart Cookies

Sweetheart CookiesThese quick and easy cookies are perfect for a school Valentine party.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (13-ounce) package NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts or NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts*, unwrapped
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Beat peanut butter, brown sugar, butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in 1 cup granulated sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart into center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 48 cookies.

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

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