Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I had a group of ladies over today for a Dining for Women coffee and served these delicious treats. They are about an inch in size so very easy to pop in your mouth. My aunt gave me the Butter Celebrates! cookbook (Butter is a fabulous bakery in Vancouver, BC) a few years ago and I’ve been making my way through it. Each recipe I’ve tried has been so good and these cookies fall into that category! So good! I hope you enjoy them.
Little Cinnamon Heart Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla and beat again. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and pepper flakes. With the mixer running on low speed, beat to combine.
On a lightly floured work surface, use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Use your 1″ heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Carefully transfer the cookies to parchment lined cookie sheets. Place them about 1/2 inch apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown around the edges. Remove the hearts from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 8 dozen.
Sweet Notes: The cookies in the photo are made with a 1″ size heart cookie cutter. You may also use other heart sizes or try assorted heart sizes if you like. I do like the 1″ size because they are just so easy to pop in your mouth but it’s up to you! For the baking, I would suggest checking the cookies at 8 minutes to see if they are done. You can always put them back in for a couple more minutes if needed.
Credit: Butter Celebrates!