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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 349 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • SuzBrinkman
    Mar 2, 2013

    Because I love a dry cookie, this one rates among my favorites. Frosting them with melted chocolate just gives them the right finishing touch!!!

  • rainbodell
    Jan 26, 2010

    I've made this recipe several times and enjoy the unique vanilla & almond flavoring as well as the texture with the oatmeal. I've frosed them by melting chocolate chips or by using the traditional butter-cream frosting. Both are good!

  • rstankewitz
    Jun 1, 2009

    I think EVERYTHING is special about these cookies!! Everyone I've given them to has asked for the recipe. I make them all year round, even using a pastry cutter and cutting into diamond or rectangular shapes when I am in a hurry. Love the quick oats and the slight hint of almond flavoring. I think they are delicious.

  • cookieman77
    Aug 14, 2008

    Nothing special about these cookies. Tasted like they came from a tube.