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Heart-Shaped Jam Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Even if you do not like Valentine’s Day there something you should know: Valentine’s Day is made for lovers of baking and this heart-shaped jam cookies can be your way to evaluate positively the 14th of February.

The main element is a flavored pastry which is then cut into the shape of a heart; the full amount of the heart-shaped cookies is then divided in half and one half is further etched with a smaller cutters, always in the shape of heart.

The final result are these Valentine’s Day heart-shaped jam cookies you can make also if it’s not St. Valentine’s

Heart-Shaped Jam Cookies: ingredients (for about 30 cookies)

300 grams of plain flour
150 grams of cold butter
100 grams of powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (or other flavoring)
Jam

Heart-Shaped Jam Cookies: recipe (for about 30 cookies)

  1. Pour the butter and the flour in a mixer and turn it on medium speed;
  2. Also add sugar, the egg yolk and the vanilla and continue to mix until you get a sandy mixture;
  3. Work with your hands to get the final dough;
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours then pull out of the fridge and roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface;
  5. With the bigger cookie cutter cut the cookies in the shape of an heart; from half of the cookies, using the small cookie cutter, cut the shape of a smaller heart (inside the heart);
  6. Bake at 180° for about 25 minutes or until golden brown and then churn out and let it cool;
  7. Fill half the biscuits without incision with jam then layer each one with the corresponding biscuit with the incision;
  8. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Preparation time: 45 minutes + cooling time

[Pics by Giuseppe]

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Veruska Anconitano
Veruska is a food and wine travel journalist awarded as Best Food Travel Journalist. Sommelier, in addition to cooking and traveling, she is often called upon to tell his experience during events and seminars.
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