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Conversation Hearts

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

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1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 55 min
Total Time



1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Egg Yolk Paint

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1/2 teaspoon water

Assorted food colors

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keep 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.

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 6

    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.

Read the Story Behind the Recipe

Frosted Heart Cookies

Omit 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.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition (1 cookie)

140 Calories
8 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
90 Sodium (mg)
14 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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