Valentine's Day Cookie Recipe: Bottom of My Heart Cookies

Bottom of My Heart Cookies with Strawberry Jam.
Bottom of My Heart Cookies with Strawberry Jam. | Source

Heart Cookies

These cookies are delightful to add to any tea party or Valentine's Day celebration. The subtle spices of cinnamon and cloves is barely noticeable within the main butter flavor. Not only are they tasty, but they are easy to make. The recipe comes from Victoria Classics Teatime Bliss.

Victoria Classics Magazine

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5 stars from 5 ratings of Bottom of My Heart Cookies

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 hours 30 min
Cook time: 14 min
Ready in: 2 hours 44 min
Yields: 12 cookies

Additional Equipment

In addition to the typical baking equipment you will need cookie cutters in these sizes:

1 (3 inch) heart-shaped cookie cutter

1 (1 inch) heart-shaped cookie cutter

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1 T heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter flavor
  • 1/2 cup preserves or jam, red plum, raspberry, strawberry or current
  • sprinkling Confectioner's Sugar

How to make Valentine Cookies

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The finished product.Spread the bottom cookie with jam.Sprinkle the top cookie with Confectioner's sugar.
The finished product.
The finished product. | Source
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Spread the bottom cookie with jam.
Spread the bottom cookie with jam. | Source
Sprinkle the top cookie with Confectioner's sugar.
Sprinkle the top cookie with Confectioner's sugar. | Source

How to make Bottom of My Heart Cookies

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter until creamy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and mix for 1 minute longer.
  3. Add salt and egg yolk and mix until blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until mixture pulls together.
  5. With mixer at lowest speed, blend in cream, vanilla extract, and butter flavor.
  6. Form dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  8. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a 3 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out dough. With a 1 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter cut out centers of half of the cookies. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 14 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely, about 30 minutes, before spreading filling on them.
  10. Spread 1 tsp of jam or preserves on the cookie without the centers removed. Sprinkle confectioner's sugar onto cookies with centers removed. Carefully place cutout cookies over the jam filled cookies. Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.
  11. Note: Bake the center cutouts and decorate as you want.

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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

These look great and so easy to make. I'll be making these for sure.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

The name of your cookie is so delightful that it made them a temptation even before I read about them!


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Those look super yummy!!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Perfect for Valentine Day. They look delicious. Thank you...


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

These cookies look so pretty, Denise. I love jam in cookies, so I'm sure that I would enjoy this recipe!


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Rose-Happy Valentine's Cookie Day, hee hee. I hope you do try them. I'm already out and want to make some more...

Hi RT-it is a long but fun name for a cookie, isn't it? I loved the photo in the magazine and finally broke down and tried it. They are great!

Neinahpets-the cookies ARE super yummy. I have only 3 left and I'm trying to be frugal, ha ha.

Hi Ruby-perfect with a cup of tea and a friend to share them with. Happy Valentine's Day to you in advance.

Hi Alicia-this is my first 'jam packed' cookie and they are so delicious. Thanks for your comments.


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Danette Watt 3 years ago from Illinois

These would be a fun cookie for kids to make (and for kids of all ages to eat!)


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

I think you're right, Danette. I'll pass it on to the mom's I know... Thanks for your comments. They are soooo good. :)


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Seafarer Mama 3 years ago from New England

Ooooh. Yum Yum Yum! I used to love reading "Victoria" magazine, and was so sad when Hearst stopped its publication. Still haven't found a replacement favorite...a very unique treasure.

I've made these cookies, too....and they are yummy. Thank you for sharing. Fun to make for neighbors and friends. :0)


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Ohhh, so that is why I have not been able to find that mag on the stand! I did not know that, so I'm glad you shared the info here. I agree-I haven't found anything that comes close to the Victoria magazine. I only wish I had discovered it sooner. I only have the one magazine and love to read it over and over.

Lol You are probably going to be the ONLY person I know who has also made that recipe! That's wild. I am trying to get my sister and daughters to give them a shot, they are so delicious. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A tasty treat suitable for Valentine's Day! Your instructions are easy to follow; the ingredients are easy to find and the photo looks inviting! Rated your recipe 5 stars! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Ishwaryaa22-how are you? Thanks for the rating, votes and share. :)

(hope you make these because they are delicious).


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teaches12345 3 years ago

They look so pretty and they would look so nice with a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe idea.


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Dianne-not only pretty, very delicious! Wish I could send some out to you, (but they're all gone! ha ha).


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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

They look and sound sound stunning, Denise. I'm sure they will be more than useful to those seeking special ideas for this Valentine's. I hope you have a special day yourself... :) Gordon


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Gordon-thanks for your comments and well wishes. I hope you have a wonderful day yourself. This was a fun cookie to make and it looks quite elegant. :)


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

These cookies are just beautiful! and I'll bet they are just as delicious as they look. I've been looking for something special to make for Valentine's Day, and these pretty Valentine's Day cookies look like just the thing. :) Voted up and shared!


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Stephie-these ARE delicious. Of course, I'm partial to strawberry jam, ha ha. But, the cookie itself is light and tasty. Thanks again for helping out with that cream question the other day. Let me know what looks good for you for a meet up. :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

O, yum. These looks to pretty to eat. But, they sound so yummy. I am bookmarking this to add to my recipe files.

Thanks for sharing.

Sending you Angels this afternoon :) ps


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Patricia-yes, they do look to pretty to eat, but they didn't stay long on my plate! lol I hope you have a chance to make some this month. Thanks for the blessings, Hub hugs to you.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Wow, yummy, scrummy ... I shall definitely try making these!!!


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

I hope you do, acaetnna. Make them for that 'Yummy Scrummy' husband of yours for Valentine's Day, lol Thanks for reading-enjoy, they are delicious!


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CarNoobz 3 years ago from USA

Ah, those are cute, and they look yummy. If only I could bake...


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

These are really good cookies, CarNoobz-get your girlfriend or wife a special valentine gift and ask her to bake these cookies for you. :) Thanks for stopping by.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Delicious and tasty!! Makes me want to eat them right now!! Voted up.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Looks so delicious and must make a lovely treat thanks for this recipe.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

These look SO good. I love the way you decorated them.

Voted UP.


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CyberShelley 3 years ago

Delicious biscuits, and just what I was looking for. Trying them this weekend on the family who are coming from far and wide! Five Stars, Sharing, up and useful.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These are sooooo pretty. Tasty too, I'll bet!


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Vellur-I'm glad you liked the cookie photo-they are delicious. I hope you had a fun Valentine's Day. Thanks for your comment. I've returned to work on Valentine's Day and have been very busy with getting back into the swing of that. :)

Hi DDE-thanks for reading and commenting on this recipe. Pretty cookies, huh? :)

Hi Mary-thanks for your comments and votes. :) I'm sorry for the long delay in my response-I've been back to work now and have a completely different writing schedule.

Hey Shelley-did you get to try these lovely cookies with your guests? I hope they turned out well. :)

Hi Rebecca-thanks! YES-they are sooo tasty! :)


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sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

way through the heart


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Heart cookies look so good!


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Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Sujaya Venkatesh I love your comment, lol Thank you! :)

Hello DDE They are both delicate and delicious! Thanks for reading.


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

Makes me wish valentines day was almost here!


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Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

You are funny! You don't need a special occasion to create any of these recipes...just dive right in! lol Thanks for reading and commenting.


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poetryman6969 22 months ago

Probably too sweet for me but they look pretty cute.


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Denise Handlon 22 months ago from North Carolina Author

Yummm, they are tasty, lol Yes, and cute, too. Ha ha. If you like bread and jam you would enjoy this cookie. (Bread and Jam...words of a song I used to sing, lol)


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

These look yummy...love filled cookies. And what an adorable cookie for Love Day---I will be adding these to cookie baskets this February 14th.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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Denise Handlon 22 months ago from North Carolina Author

I'm glad you caught the recipe before 'The Queen of Hearts' Day. I'll be working this weekend. Pleasant celebrations to you. PS-Thanks for the Angels. They must have heard my prayers. God Bless.


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AudreyHowitt 20 months ago from California

So pretty!! My favorite kind of yum!


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Denise Handlon 20 months ago from North Carolina Author

Ha Ha , Audrey.You are funny. I hope you enjoyed looking at them! But, please give them a try-they are not too hard at all. (If I can do it-so can you.)

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