- 3.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cold
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- Place the flour, baking powder, and salt to a medium bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.
- Place the cold cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix with the paddle on low until soft and lump-free, about 1 minute. Add the room temperature butter and sugar and cream just until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula well.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low until completely incorporated. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl again.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix on low, slowly until the flour is completely incorporated. Then stop mixing.
- Remove half of the dough and press it into a flat disk, it will be pretty soft. Wrap the disk in cling wrap, and use a rolling pin to evenly flatten the dough. Do the same thing with the other half of the dough. Then place them in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the dough is firm.
- To roll out the dough, remove one disk from the fridge and remove the cling wrap. Lightly flour your countertop as well as one side of the dough. Place the dough flour side down and lightly flour the top of the disk.
- Roll the dough to about 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with heart shaped cookie cutters and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. When the cookies are frozen, place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 16-17 minutes, or just until the corners and edges start to brown.
- Allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
Tips & Notes
*These cookies are photographed with our cream cheese frosting. Make these heart cookies with the cream cheese frosting for a similar look!
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 cookie Calories: 260 Sugar: 20 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 31 Fiber: 1 Protein: 3
Keywords: heart cookies