This heart cookie recipe is from Germany where they are called Herrnhuter Herzen. They are the perfect cookies for Valentine's Day or other romantic occasions.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs 20 mins
total:
5 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
50
Yield:
50 cookies
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Icing:

Directions

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  • Combine flour, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, white sugar, and eggs in a large bowl and knead into a smooth dough. Shape into a ball. Flatten, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper.

  • Dust a work surface with flour and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out hearts with a heart-shaped cookie cutter and arrange cut-out cookies on prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets carefully and transfer to wire racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  • Mix 1 cup of confectioners' sugar with as much lemon juice needed to form a thick icing. Cover half of the hearts with the white icing. Mix the remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar with raspberry syrup and cover the other half with pink icing. Let cookies stand until icing dries completely, about 2 hours, or up to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 17.5mg 6% DV; sodium 3.2mg. Full Nutrition
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