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PUBLISHED: 10:58 AM on Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Heart and Soul Cookies

1 (18-ounce) roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough

2/3 cup flour

Printable templates or 2-3/4 and 1-1/2-inch heart cookie cutters

Red food coloring

Red or pink sugar crystals

1 (13-ounce) bag Milky Way Minis for Valentine's Day

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 (11-ounce) bag Dove Milk or Dark Chocolate Hearts

Preheat oven to 350?F. Knead cookie dough with flour until smooth. Roll out 2/3 of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using large heart template or cookie cutter, cut out 18 heart shapes, each 2 3/4 inches. Transfer to cookie sheets and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, transfer to wire rack and let cool completely. Tint remaining cookie dough with red food coloring. Roll out red cookie dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using smaller heart template, cut out 18 heart shapes, each 1-1/2 inches. Sprinkle tops of smaller hearts with sugar crystals, and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, transfer to wire rack and let cool completely. In microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 cups candy bar minis and heavy cream about 1-1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring every few seconds. Spread top of each larger heart cookie with chocolate mixture. Center smaller heart cookie on top of chocolate mixture. Spread back of chocolate hearts with melted chocolate mixture and place in center of cookie.

Makes 18 cookies.


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