As a young child I used to make a version of this cookie at Christmas. Through the years, I have transformed the recipe into a unique Valentine’s Day cookie. The dough is full of buttery goodness with a hint of almond and vanilla. The unexpected center is made from candy, and when melted resembles stained glass. Have fun putting your own spin on these beauties and embellish them with icing, sprinkles or candy. For an added bonus, give the petite center hearts as an extra hug and kiss to your Valentine!
Extra Bonus: Place remaining small hearts on cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Decorate with frosting if desired, or sprinkle with colored sugar before baking.
About Suzanne: Suzanne Clark is a mother of five and enjoys living in Phoenix with her husband and her family. Every day is a creative endeavor for Suzanne. A self-taught artist and cook, she creates award winning recipes and decorates homes with her unique style and artwork. A few of her many accomplishments include winning first place in the top ten in The World Food Championships, and winning many other national cooking contests throughout the past years. As an artist, her artwork in showcased in many homes across the country from Michigan to California. Suzanne loves to share her creativity by teaching art and cooking classes to people of all ages. She also is featured on several local television shows in the Phoenix area, as well as being featured in an upcoming miniseries coming this spring.
By Suzanne Clark
Reprinted with permission from Challenge Dairy.