Check out these Red Velvet Heart Cookies that are perfect for a treat on Valentine’s day. They are baked with love in the shape of love.

Heart cookies are firm, crunchy, velvety and tasty. You can make them in any sizes, big or small. I baked small hearts for 8 minutes and the big ones for 10.

I always use a bread spatula to help me transfer the cookies on a baking tray without cracking.

They are tasty on its own but you can also make sandwich cookies with cream cheese filling, decorate them with white chocolate or other things if you want.

Red Velvet Heart Cookies

Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 88 individual heart cookies

Ingredients

  • 120 grams of butter
  • 150 grams of icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Red food dye (I use one Dr. Oetker Food Colour Gel Red, 10grams)
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1 table spoon of cocoa powder (about 10 grams)
  • 300 grams of flour
  • 7 grams of baking powder (half a bag)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Additional flour for rolling out the cookie dough

Filling:

  • 180 grams of cream cheese
  • 30 grams of icing sugar

Decorating:

  • White chocolate

Instructions

  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature and you can mix icing sugar in. Add vanilla, pinch of salt, egg, red food dye and mix again until smooth.
  • In a separate container add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and stir.
  • Then add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir for as long as you can, then knead it into ball shaped dough with your hands.
    (store in a refrigerator for about 20 minutes if you want)
  • Roll out the dough while sprinkling some flour on both sides, so it doesn’t stick. Cut heart shaped cookies, place them on baking paper on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven on 180 degrees Celsius.
    I baked small hearts for 8 minutes and the big ones for 10.
  • When cookies are baked, leave them to cool down.
    They are tasty on its own but you can also make sandwich cookies with cream cheese filling (cookies will soften up in this case), decorate them with white chocolate or other if you want.
    For making cookie sandwiches just stir cream cheese with icing sugar and spread or pipe the filling on one cookie, then closing the sandwich with another cookie.
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