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White Chocolate & Cinnamon Heart Cookies

White Chocolate and Cinnamon Heart Cookies 2

Happy (nearly) Valentines Day !  Here is a little sweet and spicy cookie to share with everyone you care about, especially you!

The recipe starts with a basic chocolate chip cookie dough, with a few extra add-ins, in this case white chocolate and those little cinnamon heart candies that show up this time of year.  A little extra warmth comes from cinnamon in the dough.  It is February, after all, everyone needs a little heat 🙂

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Start by mixing your dry ingredients in a separate bowl:

  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Set aside.  In your mixer, cream together

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening

Then add the following, one at a time:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Once this mixture is combined, slowly add dry ingredients, scraping sides of bowl a couple of times if needed. Then stir in:

  • 1 package of white chocolate chips (225 grams)
  • 1/2 cup small cinnamon heart candies

Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment.  Roll the cookie dough in balls and place on the parchment a few inches apart (I use an ice cream scoop to do this that is about 2 tablespoons, for larger cookies – this yields about 2 dozen).

Bake for 12-14 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.  Keeping the cookies on the parchment, slide them onto a cooling rack and allow too cool while the next batch is cooking, then remove them from the parchment to the bare rack.

 

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