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American Classics: Chocolate Frosted Heart-Shaped Doughnuts

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Chocolate frosted doughnuts with sprinkles were easily among my favorite foods as a kid. Come on, it's a doughnut...covered in chocolate and dressed up in sprinkles. In fact, the more sprinkles the better. And seasonal sprinkles? Little tiny hearts or shamrocks or pumpkins? Heck yes.

Now I have a kid who loves chocolate frosted doughnuts with sprinkles. And with my heart-shaped cookie cutter it's easy to make a special treat for my little Valentine.

About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered literary agent by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie, a Midtown Lunch contributor, and co-author of New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks. You can follow her on Twitter at @BlondieBrownie.

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