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Sweetheart Slices

You get the flavor of a snickerdoodle plus the texture of a shortbread in these fun cookies. Make them for your sweeties, or make them together for the memories!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red or pink paste food coloring


  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Whisk together flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough into two portions, 2/3 of the dough and 1/3. Stir chocolate chips into larger portion; set aside. Tint remaining dough pink.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll smaller portion to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 1-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Brush one side of hearts with water and gently stack together to form two 5-in. long logs, running finger along sides to smooth edges. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Divide chocolate chip dough into 10 portions. Roll each into a 5-in. coil. Brush outside of heart log with water; mold coils around heart logs, gently pressing to adhere. Wrap cookie logs tightly in plastic; roll to mold the dough into a smooth roll. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2-in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 12-14 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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