I made these for afternoon tea for my mum and dad's 40th Wedding anniversary. A buttery biscuit with a sweet jam centre.

Ingredients (makes 15 cookies)

  • 175g Plain flour
  • 100g Chilled butter, cubed
  • 85g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup Raspberry or strawberry jam
  • Additional icing sugar to dust cookies with


  1. Put the flour, butter, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk in a food processor. Dribble in 1 TBS water, and blitz until the mix comes together to form a dough.
  2. Place onto a work surface, and knead briefly to bring together, then wrap in cling wrap, and chill for 20 minutes. ( If mix is too sticky, add more flour until it comes together a bit more)
  3. Once chilled, roll out on a floured surface and cut 30 heart shapes. Using a smaller heart cutter, cut a small heart in the middle of 15 of the biscuits
  4. Bake in a moderate oven for approx. 12 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  5. When completely cool, spread some jam on the complete halves of the hearts leaving a small border around the edge.
  6. Place all the heart cookies that have the middle cut out onto a separate tray and dust with icing sugar.
  7. Carefully place a heart with the middle cut out on top of the jam cookie and lightly press together.

Notes... All the little hearts you have left over from cutting out the centres make cute little cookies for the kids as they are a good little size for them. These keep in an airtight container for 3 days

  • these look yum, love this recipe thanks for sharing


  • these are so cute – I have printed the recipe so I can make them for my parents-in-laws 50th wedding anniversary celebrations – thank you so much for the lovely recipe and beautiful idea


  • so cute! The different jams would make for an awesome coloured morning tea


  • these look so cute and really special.


  • Delightful and delicious !

    • I can vouch for these. They looked so professional and were yummy too !

      • Would love to see a photo of your finished sweetheart cookies too. :)

      • Glad you liked them! :) x


  • A lovely little idea, thanks.


  • Such a beautiful gesture to make them for a special anniversary – they are gorgeous!


  • You are so creative mum2archer I always look forward and watch for your recipes
    Congrats to your parents on their 40th anniversary you made them something special

    • Thank you! That is so lovely to hear! I love cooking, creating and photography so to hear you enjoy looking at my work makes me really happy :) x


  • What a beautiful gesture. They look stunning! Congratulations to your parents on their Anniversary!


  • They look very professional!! Great job! And congratulations to your parents!!


  • Love these! They are reminiscent of the Jammie Dodgers I had as a kid! Will definitely try them!


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