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Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies

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Everyone will love these Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies! They’re the perfect texture and taste for your sweetie! If you’re ready for a simple recipe, these Valentine’s butter cookies are the best! Soft, crispy, and delicious, you’re gonna love this easy thumbprint cookie recipe!

valentines heart cookies

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Super Simple to Make: You don’t need to be a kitchen wizard, this Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies recipe is like following a map to treasure, easy and exciting.
  • Totally Tasty: Each bite is like a mini-party for your taste buds, mixing sweet and a tiny bit of crunch.
  • Perfect for Sharing: It’s like making a bunch of little happiness tokens you can give to friends and family, spreading the joy.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Flour: The foundation of your cookies, flour provides structure and ensures they hold their heart shape while baking.
  • Egg: Acts as a binding agent, helping to hold the ingredients together while also adding moisture to ensure your cookies aren’t dry.
  • Powdered Sugar: Sweetens cookies without being overly sweet, and its fine texture ensures a smooth, light texture.
  • Corn Starch: Makes your cookies wonderfully tender and helps them hold their shape in the oven.
  • Salt: Enhances all the other flavors in your cookies, bringing out the sweetness and the flavor of the butter.
  • Raspberry Jam: Gives your heart cookies a sweet, fruity center that complements the buttery cookie and adds a lovely pop of color.
  • Unsalted Butter: Ensures your cookies are deliciously crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth good.
Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies ingredients.

How to Make Heart Cookies?

Step One: Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step Two: Mix Butter And Sugar

Put the softened butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Beat with a mixer.

Step Three: Add Egg

Add the egg and continue to beat.

adding the ingredients to mix cookie dough

Step Four: Add Dry Ingredients

Gradually add the flour, corn starch, and salt to the mixture. Mix until you get a soft dough. Your simple sugar cookie dough is ready now.

cookie dough for cookies

Step Five: Shape The Dough

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place them on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step Six: Create Heart Indents

Use a teaspoon or your thumbs to make heart indents in the center of each ball. If you prefer, you can also use a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Step Seven: Fill With Raspberry Jam

Fill each heart indent with raspberry jam, being careful not to overfill.

adding the jam to the cookies

Step Eight: Bake Cookies

Bake cookies in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges.

Step Nine: Cool And Serve

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your raspberry jam-filled heart cookies!

plate of valentine's day cookies

Expert Tips

  • Chill the Dough: Keep your dough in the fridge for at least an hour to make cutting shapes easier and prevent spreading.
  • Flavor Experiment: Add a splash of vanilla extract or almond extract to your dough for an extra aromatic touch to your heart cookies. Mix egg and vanilla extract together if you want to experiment with flavors.
  • Sugar-Free Cookies: To make sugar-free heart cookies, replace powdered sugar with an equivalent amount of stevia for a healthier twist on classic sugar cookies. Don’t forget to use a heart-shaped cutter and fill the center with sugar free version of raspberry jam or gel food coloring.

Optional

  • Baking Powder: Can serve as an optional ingredient in the heart cookies recipe, particularly to make them fluffier. Add 1/2 teaspoon into the flour mixture to help the cookies rise and create a lighter texture.

Substitution

  • Strawberry Jam: Swap raspberry jam with strawberry jam in the heart cookies recipe, adding a sweeter and slightly different fruity flavor. Use it as the filling to give your strawberry jam cookies a delightful twist.

Storage Instructions

  • Separate Layers: Use wax paper or parchment paper between cookie layers to prevent decorations from smudging or sticking.
  • Cool Before Storing: Ensure cookies are completely cool before storing to avoid condensation that can make them soggy.
  • Room Temperature Storage: Keep the airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to a week.
  • Freezing for Later: Freeze decorated cookies in a single layer before transferring to a container or bag to enjoy them for up to 3 months.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

FAQ’S

How Do You Make a Heart-Shaped Cookie Without a Cutter?

The best part about these cookies is that the heart shape is in the center of the cookie. This means that you’ll be able to make the heart using the back of a spoon or even your thumb easily!

Can You Use a Different Flavor Jam?

Absolutely! I like to use raspberry jam because of the red coloring, but you can easily use strawberry jam, cherry jam, blueberry jam, blackberry jam, or any other flavor of jam that you’d like.

Valentine’s Day heart cookies

Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Make your Valentine's Day special by baking heart cookies filled with sweet raspberry jam, perfect for sharing love!

Ingredients

  • Flour – 9 oz.
  • Egg – 1
  • Powdered sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Corn starch - 4 tbsp
  • Salt - 1/8 tsp
  • Raspberry jam
  • Unsalted butter 1 stick

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put the softened butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Beat with a mixer.
  3. Add the egg and continue to beat.
  4. Gradually add the flour, cornstarch, and salt to the mixture. Mix until you get a soft dough. Your simple sugar cookie dough is ready now.
  5. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place them on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Use a teaspoon or your thumbs to make heart indents in the center of each ball. If you prefer, you can also use a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  7. Fill each heart indent with raspberry jam, being careful not to overfill.
  8. Bake cookies in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your raspberry jam-filled heart cookies!

Notes

  • Chill the Dough: Keep your dough in the fridge for at least an hour to make cutting shapes easier and prevent spreading.
  • Flavor Experiment: Add a splash of vanilla extract or almond extract to your dough for an extra aromatic touch to your heart cookies. Mix egg and vanilla extract together if you want to experiment with flavors.
  • Sugar-Free Cookies: To make sugar-free heart cookies, replace powdered sugar with an equivalent amount of stevia for a healthier twist on classic sugar cookies. Don’t forget to use a heart-shaped cutter and fill the center with sugar free version of raspberry jam or gel food coloring.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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