Friday, January 31, 2020

Valentine Cutie Pies


Little pies,  filled with jam,

Grandkids and children will love these handheld pies.

I used basic shortbread cookie recipe and filled 

them with my homemade raspberry jam.



I had seen a similar recipe of these made 
with piecrust, but I though they would taste
 so much better made with shortbread dough.




No kidding, they melt in your mouth good.



















Ingredients

Basic shortbread dough.

2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Jam for filling.


Directions for making the dough

In a bowl whisk the flour with the salt, set aside.

With an electric beater or hand beater, beat the butter
until smooth (about 1 minute).

Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth (about 2 minutes)
Beat in the vanilla extract.

Gently stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated.

Flatten the dough into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill the dough for at least an hour.

I used 1/2 of my dough for these Cutie Pies and the other half I used for Valentine Sweet-Hearts, in a blog post to come. 


Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick.

Cut out the cookies with a round cookie cutter. 
Divide the cut~out cookies into 2
 and cut the top ones with a small heart cookie cutter.






Knead the leftover scraps of dough into a ball and roll out again.
Spread some jam on each of the cookie bottoms. (I use raspberry)




Set a cutout cookie on top of the bottom.
Press around the edges with a fork to seal them.




Place the unbaked cookies on a baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
This will firm up the dough so the cookies will maintain their shape when baking. Bake at 350deg.F for about 15-20 minutes or until cookie edges are lightly browned.







I sprinkled some with powdered sugar/icing sugar.
I placed the small heart cookie cutter, 
covered with saran wrap,  over the jam area
as not to get any powdered sugar on it.



Fun to make and oh so good....

To view my blog on,  Valentine Sweet~Hearts,
(shortbread cookies, filled with strawberry, 
raspberry, apricot and 
wild blueberry jam,) click here.






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5 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet idea! Your cutie pies really are cute! I make raspberry jam every once in a while through out the year so I am going to make these, and I love the idea of using shortbread dough instead of pastry. Thanks for sharing, Thelma.

Julie Briones said...

These look just delicious! I saw your post on Make It Pretty Monday, and thought you might like to link-up at Tuesday Turn About! We open today at 5pm CST, via myweeabode.com. Hope to see you there!

Leanna said...

These looks really good, I love how you assembled them.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very pretty little pies. I love the raspberry and also these are so cute. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity.

Julie Briones said...

These look just delicious! Pinning so my daughter and I can make them for the kids! We'd love to have you link-up at Tuesday Turn About, via myweeabode.com . We open today at 5pm CST. Hope to see you there!