Heart-Shaped Cookies


I used a no-fail sugar cookie recipe to make these wonderful heart-shaped cookies filled with strawberry jam. I know you will enjoy this recipe.

Valentine sandwich cookies dusted with confectioners' sugar
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (10 ounce) jar strawberry jam

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, or as needed


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

  2. Cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl and add to butter mixture. Mix well.

  3. Put a handful of the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll to desired thickness. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Put the rolled dough, including the parchment paper, on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes or longer. Repeat the process with scraps after cutting cookies.

  4. Cut 24 heart-shaped cookies of the same size from the dough. Use a smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut a second hole in half of the cookies; this will be the window where the jam will show through. Transfer the cut cookies to a baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack to allow to cool, 20 to 30 minutes. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of jam into the centers of the cookies without the heart-cut centers. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the rest of the cookies with the heart-cut centers, and mount onto the cookies with jam.

Cook's Note:

I prefer to use homemade strawberry jam.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of strawberry jam. The actual amount of jam consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
16g Fat
59g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 4g
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 45mg 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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