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Dainty Heart Thumbprint Cookies

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Hey there, homeschool moms and little chefs! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by baking some delicious Strawberry Heart Thumbprint Cookies together?

These cookies are not only a yummy treat but also a fun way to get creative in the kitchen and share some sweetness with your loved ones and community.

heart thumbprint cookies

Here’s what you’ll need for the cookies:

Ingredients for Heart Thumbprint Cookies

ingredients for heart thumbprint cookies
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup strawberry puree

How to Make the Heart Thumbprint Cookies

Step One: Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Step Two: Mix the Dough

In a large mixing bowl, whip together the softened butter and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth.

heart thumbprint cookies: dough in bowl

Add the egg and vanilla extract.

heart thumbprint cookies: dough in bowl, eggs and vanilla added

Whip until well incorporated.

heart thumbprint cookies: wet ingredients in bowl

Incorporate Dry Ingredients:

Gradually add the flour and cornstarch to the bowl, folding them in gently until just incorporated.

heart thumbprint cookies: dough in bowl, flour added

Be careful not to overmix; you want a soft and tender dough.

heart thumbprint cookies: dough in bowl

Shape the Cookies:

Roll the dough into 24 small balls, about 1 inch in size.

heart thumbprint cookies: rolled onto tray

Use your finger to press a heart shape into each dough ball, creating a small well in the center for the strawberry filling. This is a perfect step in making the heart thumbprint cookies that your children can help with!

heart thumbprint cookies: thumbprints added

Add the Filling:

Carefully spoon about 1 teaspoon of strawberry puree into the center of each heart-shaped dough ball.

heart thumbprint cookies: filling added

Bake to Perfection:

Place the filled cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

heart thumbprint cookies: on cooling rack

Optional Finishing Touch:

Once baked, you can sprinkle the cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar for a beautiful finishing touch.

heart thumbprint cookies finished with powdered sugar dusted on top

Voila! You’ve baked up a batch of delightful Strawberry Heart Thumbprint Cookies that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Whether you enjoy them with your family at home or share them with friends and neighbors, these sweet treats are sure to spread joy and love.

Happy baking, and happy Valentine’s Day!

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Dainty Heart Thumbprint Cookies

  • Author: Trish Corlew
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 Minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

These heart-shaped thumbprint cookies are a cute baking project to do with your kids for Valentine’s Day! 


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 TBS cornstarch
  • ¾ cup strawberry puree (or strawberry jam/jelly)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip together the softened butter and powdered sugar.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and whip until well incorporated.
  4. Add your flour and cornstarch to the bowl and fold in until incorporated; don’t over mix.
  5. Roll dough into 24, 1-inch balls.
  6. Use your finger to press a heart shape into each dough ball.
  7. Carefully spoon 1 tsp of puree into the heart shape.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  9. Optional: Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Notes

*Use any flavor of jam or puree you prefer, such as cherry, raspberry, blueberry, etc.

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