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Valentine Cookies – Recipe

Valentine cookies - close upRoses and chocolates are most popular to impress your Special Valentine with, but these heart-shaped butter cookies are so tempting and delicious..:-), and quite simple to make.

Your sweetheart will definitely be impressed with your baking skills, and best of all, you both can enjoy them together.

Valentine Cookies – Recipe

Valentine Cookies – Recipe


  • 3/4 lbs. butter (3 sticks), softened at room temp
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½  cup powdered sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Strawberry jam for filling


  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend softened butter, egg yolks and eggs.
  2. Mix in the lemon rind, vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
  4. Mix flour mixture into the egg mixture, until well blended. You can use a mixer, or work the dough by hand.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 even ball, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.
  6. Once chilled enough, work with one dough ball at a time.
  7. Massage the dough in your hands, for a minute or so, to soften and flatten it a bit.
  8. Place it on a lightly floured work surface, flour lightly on top, and roll out to 1/8 inch thickness.
  9. Cut out cookies with heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  10. Cut out a small heart, in the middle of 1/2 of the cookies, so the jam will show through, once filled and sandwiched together with the whole bottom cookie.
  11. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, at least 1/2 inch apart.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven, at 350 degrees F, for 10-12 minutes, or until set, and the edges are lightly golden, not browned.
  13. Remove baked cookies onto a wire cookie rack, to cool completely.
  14. Spread a thin layer of jam on the whole cookie, and top it with the cookie with a cut out circle or heart.
  15. Press together gently.
  16. Store in an air tight container, in a cool place.
  17. Before serving, sprinkle tops of cookies with powdered sugar.


Please note I CORRECTED the amount of butter from 3/4 cup to 3/4 lbs...sorry about the original typo.

These cookies freeze well.  Place them in a zip-lock freezer bag, and freeze up to 3 months.  Thaw in the same bag, in a refrigerator, for at least 12-24 hours.


Happy Valentine’s Day!


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