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I love it when a shortcut plan comes together. I had some leftover Pillsbury peanut butter dough in the fridge and saw that ALL OF PINTEREST was shaping their peanut butter dough into hearts. It looked super easy and (gasp) it actually was! The cookies looked a little naked and I’m a sucker for the pb/chocolate combo, so I went for it by dipping them and topping it off with a little sprinkle of, well, sprinkles.
The end result? These do not look like a shortcut recipe. They’re super cute! And they really are delicious. I really wanted one for dessert last night and there wasn’t even a crumb left. (I need to start hiding my cookies.)
I snapped some quick pics with my iPhone so you can see how to shape them into hearts and made a little tutorial below. So easy. Take some help from the store and make these!
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Heart-y Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies
If you can’t find the Ghiradelli melting wafers in your baking section, you can just melt semisweet or bittersweet baking chocolate with 2 tbsp. of butter.
1 roll Pillsbury peanut butter cookie dough
1 pkg (10 oz) Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls (small cookies) or 2-inch balls (large cookies).
To make the top of the heart use a butter knife or the handle of fork to cut into the top center of dough. Press it outwards to the right & left to make the “V” shape.
Use your thumb & index finger to pinch the bottom of the dough to make the bottom “V” shape of the heart. You can use your hands to perfect the heart shape if needed.
Take a fork & press the dough down on each side making a criss-cross on the heart.
Bake for 8-9 minutes (small cookies) or 10-12 minutes (big cookies). Be careful not to over bake them or your cookies will turn out hard.
Melt Ghiradelli wafers according to package directions. Dip cookies and shake sprinkles over immediately. Let chocolate harden. Enjoy!