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Cherry-Filled Heart Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 4-1/2 dozen filled cookies

These crisp, flaky cookies are a wonderful way to show you care. They take a little effort, but the smiles of satisfaction make it worthwhile. —Audrey Groe, Lake Mills, Iowa
Cherry-Filled Heart Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup red maraschino cherry juice
  • 12 red maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and shortening; gradually add sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla. combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, for filling, combine sugar and cornstarch in small saucepan. Add juices, cherries and butter. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 1 minute. Chill.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour.
  4. Place half of the cookies on greased baking sheets; spoon 1/2 teaspoon filling in the center of each. Use a 1-1/2-in. heart-shaped cutter to cut small hearts out of the other half of the cookies. (Bake small heart cutouts separately.) Place the remaining hearts over filled cookies; press edges together gently. Fill centers with additional filling if needed. Sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 183 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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