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Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies

Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 72
Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies
  • Makes: 80 servings
  • Yield: 20 filled heart cookies, 40 unfilled and 20 bite size
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs
  • Bake: 8 mins at 350°F per batch
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Ingredients

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Cookies:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Icing:
  • 1 1 - pound box confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered egg whites (see Note)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • Pink and violet food coloring
  • Mini white sugar balls OR: nonpareil candies
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam

Directions

Cookies:
  1. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  1. In second bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, 3 minutes. Beat in yolks and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour mixture in 3 batches, until dough forms. Divide the dough in half; cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Grease baking sheets. On floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. With 2-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut out cookies. Place on baking sheet(s). Gather scraps together; reroll; cut out more cookies for total of 40 cookies. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 8 minutes; dont let brown. Let cookies stand on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove cookies to wire racks. Let cool.
  5. Roll out remaining half of dough. With 2-inch heart-shape cutter, cut out 40 cookies, using scraps as in step 4. Using 1-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut out centers from 20 cookies. Place all of the cookies on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake in 350 degrees F oven, bite-size cookies 6 minutes, larger cookies 8 minutes. Let stand on sheets 1 minute. Remove cookies to rack to cool.
Icing:
  1. In bowl, beat sugar, whites and water until glazing consistency, 8 minutes. Divide into thirds in 3 bowls. Tint a third pink, a third violet and leave a third plain. Decorate 20 cutout cookies, 20 bite-size cookies, 40 unfilled cookies. Spread 1 teaspoon jam on each of 20 solid undecorated cookies; top with cutout cookie.
Note:
  1. Powdered egg whites available from Wilton, 800-794-5866 or www.wilton.com.

Nutrition Information for Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 80
PER SERVING: 72 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 14 mg chol., 17 mg sodium, 12 g carb. 1 g pro.

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