Secret Sweetheart Cookies

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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!

 

 

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