Ruby's Strawberry "Peeking Heart" Sandwich Cookies

Ruby's Strawberry "Peeking Heart" Sandwich Cookies

A "peeking" dollop of strawberry jam makes a heart-warming centerpiece to a delicious sandwich cookie.

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Ruby's Strawberry "Peeking Heart" Sandwich Cookies
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.

Servings: 24

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup low-sugar strawberry jam
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • 2 cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Wax paper
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutters (we used 2 1/2 in. and 1 1/2 in.)


  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend.

  3. Step 3

    Beat the butter and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just blended. Transfer the dough to a piece of wax paper and shape into a disk. Cover and place in the refrigerator until well chilled, about 3 hours.

  4. Step 4

    Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough, adding more flour if necessary, to a scant 1/4-inch thickness. Use a 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Transfer the shapes to the prepared sheet pan. Repeat with the remaining dough and scraps. Use a 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut out a heart from the center of half of the cookies. Place them on the sheet pan as well or re-roll the dough to make more sandwich cookies.

  5. Step 5

    Bake until cookies are lightly golden around edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

  6. Step 6

    Spread the whole cookie heart with some of the strawberry jam. Lightly dust the cut-out hearts with some of the powdered sugar. Place on top of the jam cookies and press lightly.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 138
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Sodium: 33mg
  • Total Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 1g
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