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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so you’re probably looking for a few sweet treats to celebrate with. For me, my go to is Valentine’s Day cookies! Cookies are usually super simple to make and if they’re decorated correctly, they look amazing enough to present as a cute, homemade Valentine’s Day gift idea. That’s why I adore these heart shaped sugar cookie sandwich cookies! They’re so simple to make, but look like you spent hours on them! They’re my go-to cookie recipe for Valentine’s Day!
These Valentine’s Day cookies use a simple sugar cookie recipe, but they would work with any cookie that is rolled and can be cut with a cookie cutter. For this post, we used canned strawberry frosting, but a homemade buttercream or a simple vanilla cream filling would taste amazing too! These heart shaped sugar cookie sandwiches are great for school parties, Valentine’s Day parties or just as a sweet treat for your sweetheart.
Valentine’s Day Cookies – Heart Shaped Sugar Cookie Sandwich Cookies
If you’re going to be transporting your heart shaped sugar cookies, wrap each one in plastic wrap first then slide each one into a sandwich wrap to be sure they don’t stick together. Transport in an airtight food storage container like this one HERE so they don’t end up getting crushed. Since they include frosting in the middle, they should be transported a lot like a cupcake to be sure they get where they’re going safe and sound.
You Will Need:
- 1 C. butter, softened
- 1 C. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 3 C. all-purpose flour
- strawberry frosting
- heart cookie cutter
- round frosting tip
- disposable piping bag
- Valentine sprinkles
To start, you’ll need to bake your sugar cookies. Preheat your oven to 350° F then use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to cream the butter and sugar together. This should only take 2-3 minutes. Next, add the vanilla extract and egg and continue to beat until it is well combined. It will become a light yellow color with a grainy texture when it’s ready.
Once you’ve got the egg/butter mixture combined, use a flour sifter to sift the flour into the mixture one cup at a time then add the baking powder. The mixture will be stiff. Divide the sugar cookie dough into 3 or 4 sections and use a rolling pin roll each section to about 1/4″ thick.
While your Valentine’s Day cookies are cooling, add the frosting and frosting tip to your piping bag. Once then cookies are cooled, pipe an outline of frosting around the edge of half your heart cookies.
Now place another heart sugar cookie on top of an iced half to form the sandwich cookie. Repeat with the rest of the cookies you have. When you’re adding the top of your sandwich cookie, be sure you don’t press too hard or you’ll take the chance of breaking the bottom cookie or sending the frosting squishing out the sides of the cookies.
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Next, pour the Valentine’s Day sprinkles into a small mixing bowl and lightly dip the sides of the cookies into the sprinkles to coat the sides. Repeat until you have the entire side of the cookie coated. Do this for each of your Valentine’s Day cookies. You might have to put the sprinkles on by hand for the tops of the hearts if they won’t coat on their own. They’re a strange shape so it is sometimes hit or miss.