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

  • I remember making these in high school. Delicious and easy!


  • Oh my these cookies are so perfect …also the perfect gift for your parents anniversary. I have been missing from here for a while so I do hope they had a wonderful day and wish them all the very best for years to come, thanks for sharing, you really do submit the most amazing recipes.


  • Can’t wait to make some. Thanks for the recipe.


  • These are adorable. I love them.


  • These look so pretty and easy to make.


  • Such a lovely thing to do for your parents 40th Anniversary – right colour too!


  • Love these, they look so cute.


  • They look so cute! Perfect for an anniversary celebration or a Valentine’s Day snack/gift


  • Your sweetheart cookies look so amazing,well done!


  • What a wonderful gift for them – and thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds wonderful.


  • 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


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