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Heart Jam Cookies

February  2, 2023
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Photo by TheFeatheredNester
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 12 minutes
  • Serves 36
Author Notes

Heart Jam Cookies is our Valentines Day cookie recipe for buttery heart cookies with strawberry jam. This thumbprints recipe is cute and easy! —TheFeatheredNester

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 piece egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup red jam
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease two baking sheets, or line with parchment or silicone (Silpat) mats.
  2. In a large bowl (or stand mixer bowl), add butter and sugar; combine at medium speed for 3 minutes. The mixture should be light yellow and smooth.
  3. Add egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract; combine at medium-high speed for 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  4. Set mixer to low speed and add flour, one cup at a time, and salt until completely blended.
  5. Use a small scoop or large tablespoon to portion dough and roll them into balls. Arrange cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between cookies. Place your thumb at a slight left angle and press deeply into the middle of the dough. Repeat, but at a slight right angle, to create a heart-shaped indentation.
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 12-14 minutes, until cookies are lightly golden and beginning to crack on the edges. Remove them from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheet for 2 minutes.
  7. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Then, use 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon of jam or preserves to fill each heart shaped indentation.

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