How to Make Cream Cookie Sandwich Hearts

Edit Article Perfect for Valentine's Day, these cookies are delightful. They require a little extra effort, but the end result is definitely worth it. Makes 36 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups pink sanding sugar, for rolling
  • 3/4 cup red-currant jelly

Steps

  • How to Make Cream Cookie Sandwich Hearts

    Mix the flour, butter, cream, vanilla, and salt in an electric mixer bowl.Mix until smooth.
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    Roll out the dough and flatten into two discs.Wrap in food plastic and place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 - 3 hours.
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    Preheat the oven to 325ºF.Place a rack in the middle of the oven. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
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    Roll out each dough on a sugared surface.Roll to 1/8" thickness. Add more sugar as you roll.
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    Cut heart shapes.Cut 72 shapes and put 24 cookies on each sheet. Put the sheets back in the refrigerator to firm (about 10 minutes)
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    Bake the cookies one sheet at a time.Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the light golden brown.
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    Remove from the heat.Transfer to a cooling rack.
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    Make the filling.Stir the jelly in a bowl until it becomes smooth. Put the jelly into a pastry piping bag and pipe about 1/2 teaspoon per cookie on half the cookies. Add the remaining cookies on top to form sandwiches.
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    Finished.

Things You'll Need

  • Electric mixer (with paddle attachment)
  • 3 baking sheets
  • Rolling pin
  • Sugared surface
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter, 2" width
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Pastry piping bag fitted with a No. 11 plain round tip
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