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Cookies Are Even Better When They're Heart-Shaped!
What's better than a cookie? A heart-shaped cookie, that's what!
I love cookies of all types - sugar cookies, chocolate-chip cookies, shortbread, peanut butter cookies. You name the cookie, and I love it!
Another great things about cookies is that they make great gifts!
This lens shows you how to turn a regular cookie into a heart-shaped treat for that special someone.
Heart-shaped cookies are great for Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. They're just a great way to just say "I Love You" on any occasion.
Here are four of my favorite heart-shaped cookie recipes. Enjoy!
(Photo Credit: bubolinkata)
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 4-1/2 Hours
Serves: Depends on Cookie Size
- 1 -1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup Confectioners' Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 -1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 -1/2 Sticks (3/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter or Margarine at Room Temperature
- 1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla pale and fluffy.
- 2. With mixer on low speed, beat in flour just until blended.
- 3. With lightly floured hands, shape dough into thin disk, approximately 1-inch-thick.
- 4. Wrap and chill dough in plastic wrap for at least 4 hours, until firm enough to roll.
- 5. Heat oven to 325Â°F.
- 6. Lightly flour rolling surface and rolling pin
- 7. Roll dough to about 3/8-inch thickness.
- 8. Cut out cookies with heart-shaped cookie cutter. (A 1-1/2 inch cutter was used to make this recipe. If another size is used, you may need to alter cooking time.)
- 9. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet(s).
- 10. Sprinkle each cookie with granulated sugar..
- 11. Bake 11 to 13 minutes until set. Do not cook until brown or cookies will be overdone.
- 12. Remove cookies from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely.
- 13. Cookies can be stored or frozen in airtight containers.
You'll Need Cookie Cutters... - And Pans, Too!
Easy Peasy Heart Cookies - Delicious Sugar Cookies
- 1 18 oz. Roll Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
- 2/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- Red Food Color
- Pink or White Fine Crystal Sugar
- 1 Lb. Confectioners' Sugar (for Royal Icing)
- 3 Tablespoons Powdered Egg Whites (for Royal Icing)
- Additional Items Needed:
- Rolling Pin
- Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters
- Quart-Sized Ziptop Bags
- Small Paint Brush
- 1. Heat oven to 350Â°F.
- 2. Knead together cookie dough and flour
- 3. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1 inch.
- 4. Cut out cookies with heart-shaped cookie cutters.
- 5. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet(s)
- 6. Bake 8 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
- 7. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- 8. Make Royal Icing: With electric mixer on low speed, beat 1 pound of confectioners' sugar together with 3 Tablespoons of powdered egg whites until well mixed. Add 6 Tablespoons of water and beat until well-blended. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until the icing is very thick and white (about 8 minutes). Makes about 2-1/2 cups of icing.
- When cookies are completely cool, decorate them as follows:
- 1. Place about 3/4 cup of Royal Icing into a 1-quart ziptop bag.
- 2. Squeeze out all air and seal bag.
- 3. Using red food coloring, tint the remaining icing (icing not in bag) pink. Thin this icing so that it can be painted on cookies by adding water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the mixture is thin enough to spread/paint.
- 4. Snip the top off one corner of the icing bag. Pipe an outline onto each of the cookies and let them dry for about five minutes.
- 5. Dip brush into pink icing and spread it onto the cookies, inside the piped borders. (The borders will keep the icing from dripping down the sides of the cookies.)
- 6. While the pink icing is still wet, sprinkle area with colored red, white or pink sugar crystals.
- 7. Let cookies dry completely, about 2 hours.
- 17. If desired, you can use any reserved white icing (unthinned) to pip words onto the iced cookies!
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 1-1/2 Hours
Serves: Approx. 30 Cookies
Raspberry Hazelnut Heart Cookies - Sometimes Called 'Sandwich Cookies'
- 1 18 -oz. Roll of Regrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
- 1 Cup Chopped & Toasted Hazelnuts
- 3/4 Cup Seedless Red Raspberry Jam
- Confectioners' Sugar
- 1. Place hazelnuts in food processor and pulse until finely ground.
- 2. Cut cookie dough into small chunks.
- 3. Place cookie dough chunks into food processor with nuts and pulse until well-blended.
- 4. Remove dough from food processor and divide into quarters.
- 5. Roll each portion of dough between 2 sheets of wax paper until approximately 1/8th of an inch thick.
- 6. Freeze rolled dough on a flat surface for at least 30 minutes, until firm.
- 7. Pre-Heat oven to 350Â°F.
- 8. Working with one portion of dough at a time, remove top sheet of wax paper. and cut out as many 2 1/2-in. hearts as possible. If dough becomes soft while you're working with it, return it to the freezer until it firms up again.
- 9. Place cookie hearts on ungreased baking sheets.
- 10. Use 1 1/2-in. cookie cutters to cut centers out of half of the hearts.
- 11. Bake cookies for 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- 12. Cool slightly before gently removing cookies to wire rack(s) to cool completely. NOTE: Cookies are very fragile!
- 13. Spread approximately 1 teaspoon of seedless raspberry jam on each whole heart.
- 14. Top each whole heart with a cutout heart
- 15. Dust with confectioners' sugar
Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Hearts - Just One Goes a Long Way!
- Large Tub of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (available in most supermarkets)
- Heart Shaped Cookie Pans
- Aerosol Butter Spray
- 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- 2. Spray sides and bottoms of heart-shaped cookie pans with aerosol butter spray
- 3. Place about 7 tablespoons of chocolate chip cookie dough into each baking pan.
- 4. With fingers, press cookie dough firmly and evenly into the bottom of each pan.
- 5. Place each baking pan on the middle rack of the pre-heated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Times may vary according to the size of the pans and amount of dough, so check to make sure a toothpick placed into the cookie comes out clean before removing from oven.
- 6. Remove pan from oven and allow cookie to cool in pan for 10 - 15 minutes.
- 7. Remove cookie from pan and serve.
- 8. If desired you can also decorate the cookie by drizzling melted chocolate over the top.