Vanilla Shortbread Hearts

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Lainey39

These heart-shaped sandwich cookies are sure to warm your Valentine's heart. Plan ahead because the dough has to chill at least two hours or overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small bowl, combine flour and salt.
  2. In large bowl, with electric mixer, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Beat in vanilla.
  4. Beat in flour mixture just until blended.
  5. Shape dough into 2 disks; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  7. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Between 2 sheets of floured wax paper, roll 1 disk 1/8-inch thick.
  9. With floured 3-inch heart-shape cookie cutter, cut out cookies.
  10. Cut out centers of half cookies with floured 1 1/2 inch heart-shape cookie cutter.
  11. Slide cookies on wax paper to another large cookie sheet and refrigerate about 15 minutes, or until firm.
  12. Remove heart-shape centers from cookies; place cookies on prepared sheets, 1 inch apart.
  13. Bake 13-15 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.
  14. Cool on parchment paper on wire racks.
  15. Repeat with remaining dough, rerolling scraps.
  16. Sift confectioners' sugar over cookies with cut-out centers.
  17. Spread 1 t jam on each plain cookie; top with remaining cookies to form sandwiches.

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