Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Cookies

Thursday, February 13, 2014

During Christmas time, I made these glittery cookies for my family and to send to some friends, pretty much everyone loved it! Since the dough is so delicious and the cookies always come out perfect, I thought it would be a nice idea to make them for Valentine's day. Take a look:

Recipe by Everyday with Rachael Ray

Cream Cheese Cookie Dough
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoon flour
red sanding sugar

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar on high speed for 3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract, egg yolk and slat and mix at low speed until blended. Mix in the flour at low speed until incorporated. Halve the dough; pat into 2 disks. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment. On a floured surface, roll out 1 piece of dough 1/4 inch thick, dusting with flour if the dough sticks. Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to the prepared pans. Gather the dough scraps and knead into a disk. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes before rolling out more cookies. Sprinkle the cookies with the red sugar. Bake until the edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Using a thin metal spatula, transfer the cookies to racks to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough and glitter. Serve and enjoy!

* Tip *: if you're giving these cookies to loved ones, try to wrap them nicely. I found this cello bag at a craft store.


Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

What sweet little cookies, Caroline! They are so simple and cute.
I'm visiting from All Things Pretty Link Party. I would be so honored if you would share this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
~ Megin of VMG206

Haja said...

Hey, that's really creative! They look so yummy!

Miz Helen said...

What a great gift Caroline, I would love getting those wonderful cookies on Valentine Day. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Miz Helen

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