Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies


This recipe makes seventeen 3-inch sandwich cookies and seventeen 1 ½-inch heart-shaped cookies. You'll need a 3-inch heart-shaped cutter and a 1 ½-inch heart-shaped cutter. Frost with Pink Valentine Frosting (see recipe).

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
34 cookies


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (Optional)

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar together in a large bowl. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.

  3. Whisk flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar together in a medium bowl. Add to butter mixture; beat until dough is just combined. Divide dough into thirds and shape each portion into a ball.

  4. Place one portion of dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. For each sandwich cookie, cut out two 3-inch hearts; cut out the center of one of the hearts with a 1 1/2-inch cutter. Place cutout pieces 1 to 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

  6. Frost each solid 3-inch cookie with Pink Valentine Frosting and top with an open-centered cookie to form a sandwich. Frost the remaining small hearts and serve as separate cookies.

Editor's Note:

For jam-filled sandwich cookies, spread a thin layer of seedless raspberry jam on each bottom cookie. Top with cookies with open centers. Frost top cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
11g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 17
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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