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Frosted Mini Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies
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Mini Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

These adorable mini sugar cookies are buttery and bite size and make the sweetest treat for Valentine's Day! 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Dough Chill Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 Mini Cookies
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3 sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 sprinkling powdered sugar for rolling

Royal Sugar Cookie Icing

  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 9 tablespoons warm water more or less depending on consistency

Instructions

Directions for Sugar Cookie Dough

  • In a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, beat the softened butter and sugar together until light in color. 
  • Add in the egg, vanilla and milk and continue to beat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. 
  • Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture with the mixer on low speed.
  • Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix until combined, but don't over mix. Just until the ingredients are together.
  • Roll the dough in a ball and refrigerate for 20 minutes so it firms up a little and is easier to cut the shapes from. 
  • Prepare two (or three) cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and make a space on the counter to roll it out. Use powdered sugar rather than flour when rolling the cookies so they don't stick to the surface. You can use the sugar on the top and bottom of the dough and the rolling pin. Roll to about 1/4 to 1/2" thick.
  • Cut out little heart shapes with a tiny 1" heart cookie cutter. This recipe make a lot of hearts, so you'll need to bake a few batches!  Place them on the cookie sheet, about 1/2" apart.
  • Bake in the oven for 7 minutes or until cookies are just about to turn golden brown. 
  • Remove and let them cool before you frost! 

Directions for Royal Sugar Cookie Icing

  • Using an electric mixer, place the powdered sugar and meringue powder in the bowl.
  • Add one tablespoon warm water at a time, whisking until the consistency is smooth.
  • The goal of this frosting is to to get a consistency that won’t spread when creating an outline, but blends perfectly for filling in the center of the cookie… sounds easy right? If it’s too thick add a little more water (like 1 teaspoon at a time) and if it’s too thin add more powdered sugar.
  • Divide the frosting into separate bowls and dye as you please. The frosting dried quickly, so do not leave it out un covered. Place it in the piping bag as soon as you achieve the desired color. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1mini-cookies | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg