This Valentine Sandwich Cookie is a shortbread cookie recipe. I know I'm late with my Valentine recipes, but better late than never, and you can always make these anytime of the year.
I like to use a shortbread recipe for for sandwich cookies because the jelly helps sweeten the not-so-sweet shortbread cookie for a delicious cookie - Valentine's Day or any day.
It's an easy recipe which takes about 10 minutes to prep but needs to chill about an hour. So make the dough just after the kids get on the school bus and you'll have everything done (including your household chores) before the clock strikes 12.
You can make them this weekend for an extra special treat.
Valentine Sandwich Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups AP flour
- In a large bowl add butter, brown sugar and vanilla and beat at medium speed until creamy.
- Reduce speed and slowly add the flour and continue to mix, scraping the sides of the bowl to be sure everything is combined and well blended until the mixture leaves the sides of the bowl and forms a smooth soft dough.
- Scoop the dough from the bowl and form into a ball, then flatten a bit and divide it into 2. Wrap each section in plastic wrap and chill about an hour.
- Roll out to 1/4 inch and cut out desired shapes (hearts for Valentine's day) or circles.
- Cut out a center shape on half of the cut-outs. This will give you the jelly window.
- Heat oven to 375°F. Place cookies onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks.
- Use your favorite jelly and spread the solid cookie with jelly and place the cookie with the cut-out center on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Dip some in melted chocolate for your favorite chocolate lover.
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