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Valentine De-Coder Cookies

Valentine De-Coder Cookies

Delicious cookies and an activity all in one. Perfect for the Valentines Class Party, or just at home.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 81kcal


  • baking sheets
  • heart shaped cookie cutters in different sizes


  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 bag of red hard candy such as Jolly ranchers


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Line cookie sheets with foil and spray with coconut oil (or any non-stick spray).
  • Place the hard candy in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or cooking mallet and set aside.
  • Beat and cream together shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Sift together salt, baking soda and flour.
  • Add to creamed mixture alternately with yogurt. Chill if desired
  • Roll out dough on a well floured surface and cut with floured cookie cutters.
  • Place each heart shaped cookie dough onto the cookie sheet and fill the center with crushed candy.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing from the cookie sheet.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg