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I wanted to bake some cookies for my loved ones this Valentine’s day. I think it is more special when you put time and effort into the gifts you give instead of just buying them. So, I learned how to make heart-shaped thumbprint jam cookies through this recipe by eatsbyrachel on Youtube. They have the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess that I love. Pair these with a cup of tea or coffee, and you have a wonderful treat. I am sure they’ll enjoy these yummy and cute snacks. Read on or watch the video below for the full instructions.
Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Combine dry ingredients. In a bowl, add 1 and 3/4 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Lightly mix until well combined then set aside.
In a different bowl, add 1 and 1/2 sticks of butter and 2/3 cups of sugar. Blend the ingredients using a hand mixer for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Next, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 egg. Mix until just combined.
Add half of the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix with a hand mixer. After that, add the last half and blend again. Continue mixing until it forms a dough.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough and form it into a ball. Place it on the prepared baking sheet. Do the same for the remaining dough. Make sure you add space between each ball.
Prepare a small bowl with water. Dip your index finger into the water and press the dough balls in a v shape to make a heart.
Fill the hearts with raspberry jam.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. Once done baking, let them cool and enjoy!