Sweets For Your Sweetheart Week – Peeking Heart Cookies

by sunshine on February 6, 2009

Another sweet for your sweetheart for this Valentine’s Day!  I have always loved these cookies.  The jam in the middle is my favorite part.  Your sweetheart is bound to love these little peeking heart cookies!

Peeking Heart Cookies


Printable Version: Peeking Heart Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Filling – strawberry or seedless raspberry jam (or you can us any flavor jam you like : )


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; blend into the butter mixture. Divide dough into thirds and shape into balls.
  3. 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 3-inch hearts. Cut out the center of ONE of the 3-inch hearts with the 1 1/2-inch cutter.
  4. Place each piece separately on an ungreased cookie sheet, 1 – 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated, 350 degrees F oven until lightly browned (7-8 minutes for 1/4 inch thick cookies). Cool completely on wire rack.
  5. Spread bottom cookie with about 1 tsp. jam.  Using a fine-mesh sieve, dust the tops of the cookies that have the middle cutout with confectioners sugar.  Place the cutout cookies on top of the jam-covered cookies.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

the weakonomist February 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm

These cookies remind me of some tasty pillow cookies I had last week from fresh market. I was going to try and make those but I'm going to make what you've got instead. They look fantastic.


s_247 February 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm

so pretty! can't wait to get down to this business – thanks for the mouth-watering images too!


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