Heart Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling ... the perfect Valentine's Day recipe! Learn how to make this adorable heart shaped dessert with a fun and easy recipe! | Hello Little Home

Heart Sandwich Cookies

These adorable Heart Sandwich Cookies a fun Valentine's Day treat!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 cookies
Author: Ginnie

Ingredients

For Cookies:

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For Filling:

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for decorating
  • red food coloring

Instructions

Prepare Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Cream together butter and sugars using a mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla, salt, and egg.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda, then add to butter mixture and blend until a dough forms.
  • Lightly flour a flat surface, then roll out dough to a little less than ½-inch thick.
  • Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 28 hearts (gather and re-roll dough scraps to get enough cookies).
  • Transfer cookies to baking sheet. Bake until cookies are golden on bottom, about 8 to 10 minutes. Do not over bake.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Prepare Filling:

  • Melt white chocolate in microwave. Set aside.
  • Blend together cream cheese and butter with a mixer until smooth.
  • Mix in vanilla and white chocolate. Then blend in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Add red food coloring a little at a time until you get a pink color you like.

Assemble Cookies:

  • Spread white chocolate filling generously over bottom of a cookie.
  • Top with another cookie.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies, then place a little powdered sugar in a fine mesh strainer and sprinkle over tops of cookies.
  • Serve cookies immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Notes

Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you will get more or less cookies out of this recipe. My cutter was about 3-inches wide.
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