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Frosted Valentine Cookies

 Frosted Valentine Cookies
Sharing delicious sweets has long been the way to show affection. Why not demonstrate your love this Valentine's Day by making a batch of these buttery cookies? — Marcy Cella, L'Anse, Michigan
21 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound dark or milk chocolate candy coating, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar icing, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the
  • flour, oats, extracts and salt; mix well.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4-in thickness. Cut with a 3-in. heart-shaped
  • cookie cutter; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350°
  • for 12-15 minutes. Spread warm cookies with candy coating; cool.
  • Decorate with icing if desired. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 349 calories, 21 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.