These are my favourite Valentine’s Day cookies. The original sugar cookie recipe is in the January archives. They freeze great and can be decorated closer to the holiday or event. For the chocolate ones I melted good quality shaved chocolate from a block on half heat in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Then spread on the whole heart leaving a border so as the chocolate doesn’t ooze out and placing the cutout heart on top.
For the jam and icing cookies I made a butter icing as follows:
4 Tbsp. softened butter
1 cup icing sugar
few drops of vanilla extract
1 tsp. water
Seedless raspberry jam
Start by beating the butter until smooth, then gradually add the icing sugar until incorporated. Add water and vanilla. Spread frosting on the whole heart cookie again leaving a border and then top with seedless raspberry jam and place the cutout heart cookie on top.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!