Conversation Hearts

Conversation Hearts

A simple way to say “I Love You” on a Valentine cookie recipe.

1:15prep time 2:55total time
24 cookies
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Egg Yolk Paint

1/2 teaspoon water
Assorted food colors

Directions

Combine powdered sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add 2 egg yolks and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Shape each into a ball; flatten to about 1/2 inch. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F

Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/4- to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Combine 1 egg yolk and water in bowl until well mixed. Divide mixture into several small cups; tint each with food color as desired. 

Paint thin layer of egg yolk paint onto cookies, using small clean paintbrushes, to form desired designs. Bake 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely. 



Variation: Frosted Heart CookiesOmit preparation of egg yolk paint and painting of cookies before baking. Bake cookies as directed. Frost cooled cookies with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Let stand on cooling rack 6 hours or until dry. To paint, place small amounts of paste color on a piece of waxed paper or small amounts of liquid food color in small cups. If using paste colors, dip small brush in water and then in paste color. Paint designs onto frosted cookies, painting largest part of design first. When using more than one color on a cookie, let each color dry before adding another color.

Recipe Tip

If egg yolk paint thickens while rolling out dough, stir in a few drops water.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 140

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 90mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #13112©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Thanks Land O'Lakes. I made this cookies and they are delicious, they were a hit on my little one's Valentines party.

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