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Red Velvet Heart Cookies

These heart-shaped red velvet cookies are the perfect way to show your affection! They're delicious, festive, and sure to please everyone.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 818kcal
Author: Wendy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup hershey cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

White Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 12 ounces white chocolate melted and cooled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Valentine’s Day sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar until combined, smooth and fluffy
  • Beat in the egg yolk, vanilla and red food coloring
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined and a dough forms
  • Sprinkle flour onto a cutting board and roll the cookie dough to 1/4in thick. Cut out heart shaped cookies and place onto the cookie sheets
  • Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until set around edges
  • Remove and allow to cool completely
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter and vanilla until light in color. Gradually beat in the melted white chocolate
  • Beat in the powdered sugar until combined
  • Scoop the frosting into the disposable piping bag and cut the tip off. Pipe an outline around the edge of the cookies
  • Fill in the center with the frosting and smooth with a angled spatula. Sprinkle some valentine's day sprinkles on top
  • Allow the frosting to harden before enjoying the cookies!

Notes

  • Make sure you're putting Valentine's Day cookies in a cool and dry spot. You don't want moisture to get to the cookies and dry them out.
  • If you'd like, you can also freeze these cookies for up to 2 months. After that, they may start to dry out, which isn't what you want at all.
  • Once you add the flour to your cookie dough be sure to not overmix or your cookies will be tough.
  • Make sure that your butter and cream cheese are at room temperature before you start mixing your cookie dough.
Store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up one week. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 1103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg