Shortbread Hearts

Shortbread Hearts

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based on 18 reviews
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30 min.
104 min.
42 cookies

Nestlé Crunch and raspberry jam combine to make these tasty Valentine cookies. Perfect for surprising that special someone.


  • 1 package (13 oz.) NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts
    Or NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts, unwrapped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water
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butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb into tops to make 1/2-inch-deep depressions (dough will crack around edges). Fill each depression with about 1/4 teaspoon jam.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart into center of each cookie. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and milk in small mixer bowl; whisk until smooth. Add more milk if needed. Drizzle over tops of cookies.

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Shortbread Hearts

This is an excellent and versatile recipe. I make cookies each week for a Sunday School class among many other occasions and everyone just loved these. I did not have Nestle's hearts but I found that crunch and plain chocolate pieces were just as good. I also experimented with other flavors of jam and they were equally accepted - in fact they just disappeared. I will use this recipe a lot during the holidays. I loved the fact that I could leave the dough in the fridge for an hour while I made other cookies - I seemed to get more accomplished that way. Thank you - I love your products.

- Mary Dempster from HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA


When I made these wonderful cookies, I couldn't get enought of them. I actually made them throughout the holiday season. I decorated them with red, green, and white icing. They are fun and easy to make. My co-workers and family members loved them. I think these are not only great for Valentines but for any special occasion. They are great!

- Michelle Cordero from Camden, NJ


This is an easy and delicious recipe for Valentines Day. I found them easier to make than rolling out and decorating sugar cookies.

- S. Kesti from LAURIUM, MI

Short breads so good to eat

I put the short bread hearts on my menu for valentines day. I had some extra to bring in to work they went so fast and so yummy to eat. My friends and clients just loved them. I would make these again.

- michele brierton from glenshaw, PA

Great cookie

I used the basic shortbread recipe here to make heart shaped cutouts and it worked great.

- Rochelle Ramos from San Leandro, CA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/42 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 42

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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