Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

    Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

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    This recipe makes 17 sandwich cookies and 17 little heart shaped cookies. You'll need a 10cm heart shaped cutter and a 4cm heart shaped cutter. Frost with pink or red frosting or icing.

    Serves: 17 

    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
    • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:28min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and icing sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well.
    3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar then blend into the butter mixture. Divide dough into thirds and shape into balls.
    4. Working with 1/3 of dough at a time, roll out dough into desired thickness on a lightly floured surface. For each heart sandwich cookie, cut out 2 10cm hearts. Cut out the center of ONE of the 10cm hearts with the 4cm cutter.
    5. Place each piece separately on an ungreased baking tray, 3 to 4cm apart. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned (7 to 8 minutes ). Cool completely on wire rack.
    6. Frost the full bottom cookie with a pink frosting or icing then place an open centered cookie on top to form the sandwich. Also frost the small 4cm hearts and serve as separate cookies.

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