A valentine sugar cookie recipe that is a perfect way to say “I Love You.
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in large bowl. Beat at medium speed,
scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Divide
dough in half; wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until
Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough
refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with 2 1/
2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-
10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to wire
cooling rack; cool completely.
Melt chocolate and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 4-
6 minutes or until melted. Dip half of each heart into chocolate. Place onto waxed paper-
lined cookie sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Store refrigerated.
Makes 42 cookies.