Red Hot Heart Cookies

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How about some fun surprise cookies for Valentine’s Day? These cookies are stuffed with red hots candies and you can make them in just a few easy steps!

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First just bake up some Pillsbury sugar cookie dough colored with red food coloring, cut out with a heart cookie cutter.

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Then use some red cookie icing, Betty Crocker has some ready-made icing in the bakery isle.

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Then cut-out one of the heart cookies with a small round cookie cutter, and fill with red hots and add more cookie icing as glue.

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Then just add another heart cookie on top!

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Red Hot Heart Cookies

Ingredients:

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
Red food color
1 cup powdered sugar
3 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup red cinnamon candies

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.

Remove dough from package; knead in red food color until dough is desired shade. Shape dough back into original log shape; cut into 18 slices. On cookie sheet, place slices 2 inches apart.

Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until set. While still warm, cut cookies with 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. In 6 of the cookies, use small round cookie cutter to cut out center of heart. Gently remove cutout portion of cookie. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.

In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup and vanilla with whisk until smooth. Tint with red food color. Spoon icing into decorating bag fitted with small round tip or small resealable food-storage plastic bag with tiny corner cut off.

For each sandwich cookie, pipe red icing around top edge of 1 whole heart cookie. Top with 1 heart cookie with cutout center; pipe red icing around edge of heart. Fill hole in center with candies. Top with second whole heart cookie.

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2 Responses to “Red Hot Heart Cookies”

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    Tanya — February 13, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    These are so cute, Hearts inside of a heart. I would have to find something not so spicy so my toddler could eat one.

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    Belinda @zomppa — February 14, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    Love it – cookie and candy all in one,