Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Heart Cookies

Heart Cookies - Smell of Rosemary

It is not too early to start planning your Valentine's Day treats.  These yummy jam-infused heart-shaped sugar cookies are perfect for this occasion. 


½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/8 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup apricot or strawberry jam
1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting, if desired

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add egg and continue beating until combined. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the mixer bowl, alternating with buttermilk, until combined.

Wrap dough in plastic; chill until firm, for one hour or overnight.

                                                 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll chilled dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick.

                                                 For this step, you will need one large and one smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter. Cut out the large heart, then cut the centers out of half of the large hearts. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden, about 9-10 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack. Continue with dough; re-rolling scraps and making more cookies until dough is used up.

                                               To make heart cookies: Place jam on the bottom heart; cover with a second heart with center cut out. Jam will serve to bind the two heart shapes. 

                                                  Dust the cookies lightly with powdered sugar for additional sweetness, if desired.


  1. Czy to już ciasteczka walentynkowe? fajny pomysł,aż chciałoby się spróbować takie jedno...choć myślę, że na jednym nie skończyłaby się degustacja. Pozdrawiam z Cieplic:)