Secret Sweetheart Cookies

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to create some fun 
Secret Sweetheart Cookies

How great is it to open something up and find a surprise inside?!!
These cookies combine the old school goodness of my great-grandmas sugar cookie recipe 
and the idea of a pinata cookie.

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They turned out absolutely adorable and the boys can't wait to give them to their preschool class mates.
I used this *best sugar cookie recipe ever* and my cheater royal icing recipe {found below}.

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After mixing the cookie dough, I cut out 40 solid hearts and 20 hearts with smaller hearts cut out of the middle.  After baking I had enough hearts to make 20 cookies ~ two solid hearts and one cut out heart for each cookie.

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I used a mixture of icing sugar and water to "glue" the heart cut out cookie to the top of a solid heart cookie.

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I found these great heart-shaped candies {like jelly beans} at Michaels and picked up heart-shaped sprinkles at our local grocery store.

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It was hard not to eat all of these as I was putting cookies together ~ so good! ;)

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Each cookie contained one jelly heart and sprinkles.  Then I "glued" another solid heart cookie to the top of the cookie sandwich.  Finally I iced the cookies using this flooding technique.  Rather than making royal icing I use a mixture of icing sugar {powdered sugar} and water.  I mix the sugar and water with my desired food colouring until I get the consistency that I need for the cookies.  A little thicker for the outline and thinner for the flooded centre.

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Love, love, love them!

xo Heather
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  1. What a special and fun treat! I'll be pinning!

  2. Oh my gosh, Heather...these are fantastic! Pinning!

  3. I love how you have decorated these cookies. They are so pretty.

  4. these are so cute heather, i would love it if you came and shared them at my party at

  5. So cute! I love the surprise in the middle! I'd love to have you come link up to my Family Fun Friday linky (special Valentine's Day edition) at

    Happy Friday! :)