Crispy Coconut & Jam Heart Cookies perfect for Valentines day for your loved ones or after school treat!
Already a week into February. I feel like 2017 just started and now we are already done with January. On the bright side, Valentine’s day is here and that means making cute heart shaped cookies. Two years back I made these heart shaped conversation sugar cookies which were so delicious that we finished them before valentine’s day lol. This year I decided to go with sandwich cookies as I have been wanting to make them for a long time.
These are crispy coconut scented cookies where the dough consist of coconut, sugar, flour, butter, egg and vanilla extract. The top and bottom parts of cookies are not sweet by itself but once the top is glazed and jam is sandwiched in between two cookies, they have perfect sweetness.
Another thing I found while making these cookies is that, they don’t stay crispy for super long. After a thin layer of jam is applied, they start to get soft. I kept them in airtight container and they are now like nice soft cookies where each bite melts in your mouth. So yummy that it’s hard to stop at one. As you might notice, I made them into giant heart shapes but you can totally make them into small hearts if you have normal size heart shape cookie cutter or just cut them in any shape you like. They are going to taste great either way.
I would suggest to also make sure that the cookies are completely cooled before you sandwich them with jam. These are great eaten on their own just glazed with icing too along with tea/coffee but jam makes them extra delicious so I would suggest not to skip that part.
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- ¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened (~20 gm)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar (~54 gm)
- 3 tbsp cold unsalted butter
- (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) all purpose flour (~80 gm)
- 1 large egg, beaten (** We will be using only half of this egg)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp water ( more or less as needed)
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Strawberry jam or your favorite jam
- In your food processor, add coconut and sugar and process until smooth. Keep it aside.
- In a bowl, grate cold butter into flour and using your hands mix until you get a crumbly texture. Add this coconut + sugar mix and stir. Add ½ of the egg and vanilla and turn it into dough.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Turn the dough onto floured surface and roll it into ⅛" thickness. Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut shapes. I used a large heart shaped cookie cutter so I ended up with 4 total cookies (in all large 8 pieces).
- Then using a smaller cookie cutter, cut the center of half of the cookies. This will make the top part.
- Now transfer them gently to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for about 8-9 minutes until edges turn golden. Let it cool on a cooling rack.
- Meanwhile make glaze. Just mix first 3 ingredients of glaze in a bowl and stir until smooth.
- Add glaze onto warm cookies. Now if you want, you can decorate them with some sprinkles if you want.
- Once the cookies are completely cool, add a thin layer of jam on the full cookies that do not have a cut out in center. Then place the cookie with center cut out on top and enjoy.
MAKE SURE TO READ BEFORE THE RECIPE AS I HAVE GIVEN MANY POINTS.
Once completely cool, store cookies in airtight container.
They get soft as they sit but they taste great!
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