This is how my Wednesday started: I was deep in thought during my morning
Deep in thoughts filled of cookies and Valentine’s day. (Wouldn’t the world would be a little more peaceful if more people shared my thoughts!?)
Originally I thought of making chocolate dipped graham crackers, somehow incorporating a surprise , then making them valentinesy.
Then I thought about sugar cookies and those cute cookie cutters I bought last year with good intentions…
Eventually I got to these cookies.
They are really pretty easy to pull together.
Each finished cookie is composed of 3 cookies (hey, they’re small and after all, it’s Valentine’s Day).
The center cookie is hollowed out (prior to baking) and filled with a surprise. Everyone loves surprises.
After you have dipped the cookies in CandiQuik that will be used for the tops and bottoms…
Pipe, top, fill, pipe, top with final cookie. Voila.
No one will ever know.
They might just wonder why you are giving them a 3-in-1 cookie.
Feel free to make any shape your heart desires. I just thought the little love letter envelopes and hearts were adorable.
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 package Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Coating
- Assorted candy, Biscoff Spread, Nutella, etc. (to fill cookies)
- Edible marker (ex: Americolor Gourmet Writer)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Roll out dough on a well-floured surface approx. ¼ inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutter. For the middle cookies: cut into shapes and cut a hole in the center of the dough.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely.
- Melt Vanilla Candiquik according to package directions. Dip the front side of each top & bottom cookie in Candiquik. Place on wax paper to set. (Leave middle cookies uncoated.)
- Place remaining Candiquik in a piping bag or plastic bag with one corner cut off.
- Pipe Candiquik around the edge of the bottom cookie; press middle cookie on top: fill with assorted candy or desired spread; pipe Candiquik around the edge of the middle cookie and press on the top cookie.
- To create envelope decoration: pipe Candiquik as shown in the photo. Decorate with edible markers.
You could fill your cookies with Mini M&M’s or really any small candy… but let me give you a few other ideas:
ya’ll know I love Biscoff…
Any Nutella fans out there?
Sprinkles are dang cute, too.
Or buttercream frosting, ooh – frosting would be good!
What would you fill your cookies with?
Happy Valentine’s Day!