Chocolate Freckle Hearts

It has been unbelievably cold and wet and the littlies have been getting a little crazy indoors…so what to do, tempt them with baking, cookie cutters, chocolate and lots of sprinkles.

Very simple recipe and you probably have everything in your pantry.

Chocolate Freckle Hearts
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Recipe type: Cookies
  • 125 g butter softened
  • 165 g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 35 g self raising flour
  • 35 g cocoa
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • hundreds & thousands / sprinkles
  1. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with electric mixer until pale and creamy, a few minutes. add egg and mix to combine
  2. Sift together both flours and the cocoa and stir into mix
  3. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Flatten and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 180 deg C, 356 deg F. Grease trays
  5. Roll dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until 3-5mm thick. Cut shapes and place on trays
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, do not overbake these as they will harden
  7. Cool on wire racks.
  8. When cool, melt chocolate using double boiler method, bowl ontop of saucepan with hot water Spread tops of each cookie with chocolate and sprinkle with hundreds & thousands. Allow to set









Hope you enjoyed this recipe, as I mentioned it’s great for kids and especially great for school holidays!