Raspberry sugar-cookie hearts

75

PREP TIME

30 min

TOTAL TIME

60 min

Makes

35 cookies

* PLUS Chilling time
Raspberry sugar-cookie hearts

Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour , divided
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Instructions

  • Stir flour with baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In another large bowl, beat butter with sugar on medium-high using an electric mixer, until fluffy, 3 min. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in flour mixture, just until evenly blended. Form into a ball. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a flat disc. Wrap separately with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or up to 1 week.
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Dust a rolling pin with flour. Roll dough no thicker than 1/4 in. on a lightly floured surface. Cut out shapes with a 2- to 3-in. heart cookie cutter. Transfer to prepared baking sheets and place about 2 in. apart. Use a smaller cutter to cut out centres of half of the cookies on baking sheet.
  • Bake one sheet in centre of oven until cookies are pale golden, 7 to 8 min. Place cookie sheet on a rack for 5 min. Then remove cookies to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Gather dough scraps and form into a disc. Chill until firm enough to re-roll.
  • Assemble cookies by generously dusting cut-out cookies with icing sugar. Spread about 1 tsp jam on each bottom half. Then set sugar-dusted cookies over jam-covered hearts. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month. (Prep Tip: Add flour to batter with a wooden spoon; using an electric mixer can make cookies tough.)

How to roll out cookie dough

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 111,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg.
Wine Pairings

Noval Tawny Port (Portugal, $17) Decadent Tawny Port is dessert in a bottle—rich with candied orange, spicy fruitcake, and vanilla sundae flavours. A special treat to accompany fireside goodies.

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