Valentine’s Day Raspberry Window Cookies

To make these Valentine’s day cookies I used my Mom’s sugar cookie recipe:

Sugar Cookies

  • I cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp vanilla

With the butter at room temperature, mix in the sugar and lightly beaten eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients, and with your hands mix it all together until you have a nice evenly mixed dough.

Chill the dough for one hour or overnight. Roll out and cut out shapes as desired. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until they are lightly brown.

I used two heart-shaped cookie cutters – one a little smaller than the other. I cut out the large hearts, and then removed the centers of half the shapes with the smaller cutter. I found the hearts retained their shape if I cut out the centers when the cookies were already on the baking sheet.

Once the cookies were baked and cooled, I spread seedless raspberry jam over the large shapes, and then used the jam to ‘glue’ the other shape on top. You could use any type of jam you like, but I prefer the look of the seedless variety. Once the jam has had a little time to set (it will remain sticky) you can package the cookies in whatever manner you like to make them into a sweet Valentine’s Day treat. Enjoy!Linking to: Under the table and Dreaming, The Girl Creative, Flour me with Love, The CSI Project

Comments

  1. says

    You MADE these??? I am so impressed! I can’t even get the Pillsbury ones to cook up right, and they’re literally just slice-and-bake. Very, very nice, my friend. And delicious looking. And now I’m hungry ….

    • Michelle says

      Thanks! I bought myself a new camera for Christmas – I’m going to give it all the credit for the pictures – it’s decidedly not the photographer :)

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