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Valentine Sandwich Cookies

I love making these Valentine sandwich cookies. They look like little Valentine stained glass windows!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: valentine sandwich cookie recipe, valentine sandwich cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Jill


  • 3 C flour
  • 1 TBSP baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 ½ C powder sugar
  • 1 large egg room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract divided
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 container of pink sanding sugar
  • 2 C Strawberry preserves jam


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter into a large bowl. Whisk ingredients together and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar, egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract until creamy.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture, one cup at a time, stirring to combine after each addition.
  • Once combined, lightly flour a cutting board and knead the dough until combined
  • Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick
  • Cut 24 heart cookies
  • Using the mini heart, cut out a heart into the middle of 12 regular size cookies
  • Bake the cookies for 15 minutes
  • Once baked, let cookie cool completely


  • Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, powder sugar and vanilla
  • Mix until combined and stiff with peaks on medium speed. about 7 minutes
  • Scoop some icing into the piping bag
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of water into the remaining icing and mix until smooth
  • Pour into the squeeze bottle


  • Using the piping bag, outline the cookies with the cut out heart
  • Fill in cookies with the thinned icing in the squeeze bottle
  • Pour the sugar sprinkles onto a plate or a medium bowl
  • Carefully dip the icing part of the cookie into the sprinkles
  • Carefully pick up the cookie and place back onto the cookie sheet
  • Repeat steps with remaining cookies, once all have been icing and dipped in the sprinkles set aside for an hour for the icing to harden
  • Using the solid cookies, scoop about 1 tbsp of jelly into the middle and spread slightly with a knife
  • Place the heart cookie coated in sprinkles on top of the heart with the jelly and slightly push down so that the hearts will stick together.
  • Let cookies sit for 5 minutes before enjoying!
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.9mg