Shortbread Hearts

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 14 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 42 cookies

Description

Nestlé Crunch and raspberry jam combine to make these tasty Valentine cookies. Perfect for surprising that special someone.

Ingredients

  • COOKIES
  • 1 package (13 oz.) NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped
  • NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • GLAZE
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water

Directions

FOR COOKIES:
BEAT
butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb into tops to make 1/2-inch-deep depressions (dough will crack around edges). Fill each depression with about 1/4 teaspoon jam.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart into center of each cookie. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR GLAZE:
COMBINE
powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and milk in small mixer bowl; whisk until smooth. Add more milk if needed. Drizzle over tops of cookies.

Shortbread Hearts

by M. Mary , HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA on Dec. 2007

This is an excellent and versatile recipe. I make cookies each week for a Sunday School class among many other occasions and everyone just loved these. I did not have Nestle's hearts but I found that crunch and plain chocolate pieces were just as good. I also experimented with other flavors of jam and they were equally accepted - in fact they just disappeared. I will use this recipe a lot during the holidays. I loved the fact that I could leave the dough in the fridge for an hour while I made other cookies - I seemed to get more accomplished that way. Thank you - I love your products.

GREAT TREAT!

by M. Michelle , Camden, NJ on May. 2006

When I made these wonderful cookies, I couldn't get enought of them. I actually made them throughout the holiday season. I decorated them with red, green, and white icing. They are fun and easy to make. My co-workers and family members loved them. I think these are not only great for Valentines but for any special occasion. They are great!

Perfect!

by S. S. , LAURIUM, MI on Feb. 2006

This is an easy and delicious recipe for Valentines Day. I found them easier to make than rolling out and decorating sugar cookies.

Short breads so good to eat

by m. michele , glenshaw, PA on Feb. 2005

I put the short bread hearts on my menu for valentines day. I had some extra to bring in to work they went so fast and so yummy to eat. My friends and clients just loved them. I would make these again.

Great cookie

by R. Rochelle , San Leandro, CA on Feb. 2005

I used the basic shortbread recipe here to make heart shaped cutouts and it worked great.

shortbread hearts

by C. CAROLINE , MARCO ISLAND, FL on Oct. 2004

Very delicious and easy to make.

fun w/ daughter

by N. Nicole , bellingham, WA on Jul. 2004

we only had fresh Raspberry's my daughter enjoyed making the preserve for inside the cookies, I didn't have chocolate hearts so I used chocolate chips instead they turned out great also mixed some preserve w/ dough & gave the whole cookie the raspberry taste YUMMY

Classic

by J. Julie , Saint Louis, MO on Apr. 2004

No eggs! Great for those with food allergies!

Shortbread hearts

by P. P. , Ewa Beach, HI on Feb. 2004

Made these for my daughters class thought it was sweet enough without the icing. Cute idea for Valentines. Used Strawberry instead of Raspberry but couldn't taste it. Very good cookie!

RASBERRY TWINKLES

by S. SUE , HOLLIDAYSBURG,PA on Jan. 2004

I THOUGHT THIS RECIPE WAS EASY TO MAKE, AND WAS VERY GOOD. I USED LEMON CURD FILLING ON THE COOKIES AND DRIZZLED SOME ICING ON THEM. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE.