Friday, June 24, 2016

2 Hearts Beat As One Wedding COOKIES


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2 Hearts Beat As One Wedding Cookies

When many people think about the summer season they think of Weddings.  I created this recipe in my thoughts many months ago but never had the time to actually make them (and of course to make sure that they taste the way I had imagined they would taste).  Anyway, they are yummy!

Since it is now Summer I started thinking about the many weddings that I have attended in the past and I started thinking about how marriage joins two people (two hearts) into one being under God.  These cookies are a perfect symbol of that joining.  Opposites attract like these sweet treats with contrasting colors & flavors combined into one delicious cookie.  The dark dough combines chocolate chips with dark cocoa and the light dough combines cranberry & coconut.  Cranberries & coconut are from the opposite ends of the earth and merge into a perfect combination - much like many couples getting married. 

I was also reminded of the U2 song: "Two Hearts Beat As One"  - I did some research and found out that Bono wrote this fantastic song on his honeymoon - how cool is that?!!  I have included a YouTube video at the end of this post.


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF7916_zpsrqsrdig9.jpg

Printable Recipe

Dark Dough
1 egg
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut flour

Light Dough

1 egg

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)



You will also need 2 heart shaped cookie cutters - one smaller than the other.



You will need two separate bowls.  Begin making the dark dough by creaming together the butter & sugars with an electric mixer.  Add the egg and vanilla extract & mix just until combined.  Add the flours, cocoa, baking soda & salt and stir by hand with a wooden spoon.  Finally stir in the chocolate chips & form into a ball - wrap in wax paper and place in the fridge for about 1 hour.

Now make the light dough by creaming together the butter & sugars with an electric mixer.  Add the egg and vanilla extract & mix just until combined.  Add the flours, baking soda & salt and stir by hand with a wooden spoon.  Finally stir in the cranberries and coconut flakes and form into a ball - wrap in wax paper and place in the fridge for about 1 hour.



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF7918_zpsiv9rlftj.jpg by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF7917_zps8b34fz2r.jpg
Remove the dough from the fridge & roll out each dough ball separately onto a floured surface.  Roll the dough to be about 1/2 inch thick and use the larger shaped heart cookie cutter & then use the smaller cutter for the inside of each heart (see pictures above).  Continue cutting both dough colors until all the dough has been used.

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Place the large heart cut cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place a smaller cut heart (of the opposite color) inside the large heart.  (see pictures above and below).

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Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 14 minutes or until desired doneness is achieved (see picture below)

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Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack

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SERVE and

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ENJOY!

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A special thanks to: "HyLeRo" for sharing this with us on YouTube

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2 comments:

  1. Your cookies are making my mouth water. Love it.

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  2. This is such a cute idea. Pinned to try.

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