Little Heart Cookies

Little Heart Cookies

At the beginning of this year I was a guest blogger on the lady of the crafts blog – Maggy over at Red Ted Art. I was taking part in her 31 Days of Love in the runner up for Valentine’s Day. So as it is almost Christmas thought it was time to introduce you to the recipe too. In a jar like below they could make a really good Foodie Present:

Little Heart Cookies


You can either put them in a nice jar like above or wrap them up like below with the Christmas Cookies:

Christmas cookies


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Little Heart Cookies
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Little Heart Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Serves: 40
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 25g icing sugar
  • quarter of a tsp of red food colouring
  • 1 tsp of milk
  • quarter of a tsp of vanilla essence
  • 75g plain flour
  • Other things you will need:
  • cookie cutter
  • rolling pin
  • two baking trays
  • a bowl
  1. Wipe/spray the baking trays with cooking oil.
  2. Heat the oven to 180C.
  3. Put the butter into a bowl and stir until its creamy.
  4. Sift the icing sugar into the butter and sift again until the sugar its integrated and smooth.
  5. Add the red food colouring into the mixture and mix until the butter cream is light pink.
  6. Add the milk and vanilla essence.
  7. Sift the flour through a sieve into the bowl and stir everything together.
  8. Get your hands into the bowl and squeeze the mixture into a dough.
  9. Dust your rolling pin and a clean surface with flour
  10. Roll out the dough until it is slightly thinner than your little finger.
  11. Use the cookie cutter to cut lots of heart shapes from the dough.
  12. Lift the shapes onto the baking trays.
  13. You might have scrap of dough left off so do squeeze the leftovers and repeat the procedure above until you have no dough left.
  14. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
  15. Take them out of the oven and leave them on trays until they are cool.
  16. While they are still slightly warm sprinkle some more icing sugar on top.

Little Heart Cookies

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  1. November 23, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    Hi there!!! This is such a beautiful idea, you could make star-shaped ones for Christmas too! I love it. x

  2. November 25, 2014 / 11:31 am

    These are adorable! Sausage and I are planning some homemade class gifts for Christmas this year and these would be perfect! I’m just popping by from the Monday Parenting Pin Party – I’ve pinned this post to my Food and Cooking board. (Mum’s the Word on Pinterest)

  3. November 25, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Ooh they look so pretty and sound yummy, love the idea of making them as a gift!

  4. November 25, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    These are lovely, my two would have so much fun icing these!

  5. November 25, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    What a great idea for teachers gifts.

  6. MummyNeverSleeps
    November 26, 2014 / 1:38 am

    Oh these are so cute!These would make really lovely Christmas gifts 🙂

  7. November 26, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    These look so cute!

  8. November 26, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    So lovely Otilia – and perfect for a gift for teacher at Xmas too!

    • Otilia
      November 27, 2014 / 7:59 am

      Oh yeh didn’t think of that 🙂

  9. November 26, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    Wonderful Otilia! These make such a thoughtful gift. Thanks so much for sharing with the Monday #pinitparty 🙂

  10. January 24, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    These look like a wonderful Valentine’s treat, perfect for getting children involved in the day

  11. January 24, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    These cookies look great. The idea of giving them as presents is great.

  12. January 25, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Cookies are always a popular option here! It’s a lovely gift with a bit of love and care in its making.

  13. January 25, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    I think me and the boys will bake these next week for them to take in to school for valentines. They look ace

  14. January 25, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    These look delicious. My kids love a heart-shaped biscuit at this time of year.

  15. January 26, 2015 / 6:34 am

    Oh, these look yummy. I will have to try out your recipe. Hope all is well with you and your wonderful family, I can’t believe how long it’s been since you were in the UK. If you ever have any plans to return for a holiday, let me know!

  16. January 26, 2015 / 10:19 am

    They look fantastic. Small gift made with love… it doesn’t get any better 🙂

  17. January 26, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Great recipe but i absolutely love the way you have prepared the post enabling us to print it out!
    Genius and really well displayed. Thank you!

  18. January 26, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    OOh these look lovely and perfect for the ‘V’ event x

  19. January 26, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    I love these being in a pretty jar, makes them extra special

  20. January 28, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    They look amazing – I would love to recieve a gift like this from the kids

  21. February 2, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    We mae sparkly heart cookies last week – they were gorgeous like theses – and didn’t last long 😉

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