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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews (4)

114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 38
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2015
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.)
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2013
simple
Rating: Unrated
02/12/2012
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.
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Rating: Unrated
04/23/2011
Great tasting and easy to make and follow directions with 4 year old.