Valentine's Day Heart Sandwich Cookies

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Valentine's Day Heart Sandwich Cookies
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Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes

Looking for an extra special treat for Valentine's Day?  These cute sandwich cookies are perfect for the lunchbox, classroom, the office, or surprising the kiddos when they get home.  Buttercream frosting sandwiched between pink sugar cookies is sure to make anyone feel loved!

What you'll need

  • Cookies
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • few drops pink food coloring

  • Frosting
  • 2 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • few drops pink food coloring

Variations:

Feel free to omit the food coloring or switch up the colors to your liking!!

How to make it

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.  In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.  With the mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture.  Add a few drops of pink food coloring and mix until a smooth dough forms.  Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a large baking sheet and set aside.  Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured counter or board. Cut using a 2 inch heart cutter and place on baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for six minutes or until edges just barely start to turn golden.  Remove and let cool completely on wire rack.

  3. Prepare frosting:  In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, heavy cream, and vanilla on medium low speed until smooth.  Slowly add powdered sugar until just combined.  Add a couple drops of pink food coloring.  Increase mixer speed to high and beat for one minute, until smooth and fluffy.  Spread frosting on the flat side of half the cookies, and top with another cookie.

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