Happy Valentines Day!! (well, almost)– I love, love these cookies almost as much as I love my valentine (that would be Larry). They taste mostly of chocolate and nuts–like the best Valentine’s Day treats–thin and crispy, not too sweet. Just right.
GROUND WALNUT SWEETHEARTS
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup ground walnuts*
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup chocolate chips
Roll out the dough on a floured counter and cut out cute little hearts. Set them out on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake them up at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until they are golden.
When the cookies are cooled, melt the chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave. When you take the it from the microwave, stir the chocolate until it’s shiny and smooth. Then spoon it into a pastry bag** with a tip having a small opening and squeeze chocolate lines across the cookies.
*I used the stick blender to grind up the walnuts, or use a regular blender or food processor. Actually a good knife and some concentrated chopping would do the trick.
**If you don’t have a pastry bag and tips, my Sis spoons the melted chocolate into a thick zip loc bag and snips off the tiniest piece of the bottom corner to pipe the chocolate out.