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Heart-Glazed Cornmeal Cookies


These crispy cornmeal cookies make the prettiest treat for Valentine's Day. A heart-shaped cookie cutter is pressed into each round just to create an impression. Once baked, the hearts are spread with pink glaze.

  • Yield: Makes 40

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 drops red or pink food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar on medium-high until creamy, 3 minutes. Add egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until combined. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat to combine.

  2. Place 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl; roll dough into 1-inch balls and coat with sugar. Transfer to 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. With the bottom of a glass, flatten balls to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Press a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter into each (do not cut through). Bake until cookies are golden at edges, 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cookies cool on wire racks.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 3/4 teaspoons cold water. Whisk in food coloring. With a small spoon, spread glaze inside heart. Let set 15 minutes.

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  • MS11906243
    16 FEB, 2015
    I made these cookies twice this weekend, and they are delightful. The corn meal adds an intriguing flavor and crunch that make these so much more interesting than a typical sugar cookie. It's hard to get the consistency of the icing just right, but the hearts don't need to be perfect for the cookie to be as cute as can be. I highly recommend them. (I made the second batch with my kids, which wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.)
  • Zita Lu-Lu
    12 MAR, 2013
  • MizGillespie
    12 FEB, 2012
    This is a very tasty cookie. The only thing I would add to the instructions would be to flour the bottom of the glass that you use to press them into a circle; without it, each one would have to be peeled off and wouldnt have that round shape. These were really pretty, and so easy.
  • chaffee050
    23 APR, 2011
    Great tasting and easy to make and follow directions with 4 year old.