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Sugar Heart Sandwich Cookies


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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 6 to 8

Ingredients

1 recipe Sugar Cookie Dough, at room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
Small red sugar hearts, for decorating


Prepare dough as directed and chill for 2 hours.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.


Sprinkle a work surface and rolling pin with confectioner's sugar and roll out dough to 1/8-inch thick.


Move dough frequently to prevent it from sticking and add more confectioner's sugar to the work surface and rolling pin as needed.


With a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut 72 dough rounds, re-rolling dough as needed.


With a small heart-shaped cookie cutter (about 1 1/2-by-1-inch), cut hearts from the center of half the dough rounds.


Place the rounds and cutouts about 1 inch apart on parchment -lined baking sheets.


Bake until just set but not brown, about 6-8 minutes.


Let cool on the pan slightly before transferring to a rack to cool completely.


Meanwhile, make the filling: In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, butter, confectioner's sugar, and pomegranate juice until smooth and fluffy.


Spread about 1 teaspoon filling on each round cookie and top with a cut-out cookie.


Place a red candy heart in the center of each. Leftover filling can be used to sandwich the small hearts together.


NOTE: If you don't have Pomegranate juice, I would use Milk and a few drops of Food Coloring to achieve desired color.


Pairs Well With


Notes

Valentine's Day is just around the corner..so here is a special treat. Alton Brown's classic sugar cookie recipe is transformed into tiny, sweet valentines.

EQUIPMENT: 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, 1 1/2-by-1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter

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