Thursday, February 11, 2010

Try This! Thursday - Sugar Heart Sandwich Cookies

I know I despise Valentines Day in every sense of the word, but who can resist all of the lovely sugary treats that this little pointless Holiday does bring? I love a good cookie, and this my friends, looks like an ah-mazing cookie. You have got to Try This!

Sugar Heart Sandwich Cookies

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- 1 recipe Sugar Cookie Dough, at room temperature
- 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
- Small red sugar hearts, for decorating
- 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, 1 1/2-by-1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter

- Prepare dough as directed and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Sprinkle a work surface and rolling pin with confectioner's sugar and roll out dough to 1/8-inch thick. Move dough frequently to prevent it from sticking and add more confectioner's sugar to the work surface and rolling pin as needed. With a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut 72 dough rounds, re-rolling dough as needed. With a small heart-shaped cookie cutter (about 1 1/2-by-1-inch), cut hearts from the center of half the dough rounds. Place the rounds and cutouts about 1 inch apart on parchment -lined baking sheets. Bake until just set but not brown, about 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the pan slightly before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, make the filling: In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, butter, confectioner's sugar, and pomegranate juice until smooth and fluffy. Spread about 1 teaspoon filling on each round cookie and top with a cut-out cookie. Place a red candy heart in the center of each. Leftover filling can be used to sandwich the small hearts together.

To get this recipe & more Valentines Day treats like it click here.

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Shell said...

Yum! I think we'll try these either today or tomorrow.

Love your new look!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Yum! The filling sounds great! I will try that.

I just made brownies this morning for V-Day and the house smells yummy!

Brandy said...

those are super cute.

Salt said...

Those are adorable! Valentines pretty much gets on my nerves too, but I still am not opposed to cookies of any kinds. :)

Love the new blog layout! It looks great!

Tiffany said...

i'm not into vday either, but i'll eat a good cookie (or 5) just about any day of the week!

love the new look!

Katherine said...

Those look so yummy. Tell you what. You make them and I'll give you my address so that you can send them to me! :)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I am so bummed to read you are a self-proclaimed Valentine's Day scrooge-- I hope something happens this year to change all that. In the meantime, thanks for sharing the cookie recipe. At least that's ONE good thing about the day, right?

Confessions From A Working Mom

Melissa said...

You changed your layout...! Cute stuff!

Yankee Girl said...

Those are just delightful to look at!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

YUM!! :)

Lisa Marie said...

Love the new template!!! Blog looks great:P
These cookies look healthier than the heart cutouts in my Family Circle mag!

Sarah said...

Those do look amazing! Must give them a try!

Megan said...

Yummy!! Too cute, too!

Kato said...

I love your new look! And those cookies look amazing!

Thank you!