Valentine Sugar Cookies is a delicious cookie recipe and a great option for your Valentine's Day party or school event. It is a sugar cookie recipe which is dipped in chocolate. This recipe calls for peppermint extract, but any flavor may be used. It is also a low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers PointsPlus friendly and heart healthy diet recipe. Makes 42 cookies.
Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in a bowl. Beat on medium speed with an electric mixer, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat on low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until chilled.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Roll out dough, half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a (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 cooling rack; cool completely.
Melt chocolate and shortening in a 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.