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Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies are taken over the the top with a delicious and easy strawberry buttercream frosting.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine {softened}
  • 8 oz. cream cheese {softened}
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Strawberry Buttercream

  • 3/4 cup butter {softened}
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam {I used seedless}

Sprinkles

Instructions

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

  1. In a mixing bowl beat butter or margarine and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined.  Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg, vanilla extract and baking powder.  Beat in flour gradually, until completely combined.  Divide dough in half, wrap each half in saran wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours {and up to 3 days} or until easy to handle.

  2. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to about 1/4" thickness. Using a cookie cutter of choice, cut shapes out and place on a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 9-10 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Strawberry Buttercream

  1. Combine the butter and powdered sugar in a medium bowl with a hand held mixer. The two ingredients will not totally combine but the butter will break down into smaller pieces. Once that happens add the strawberry jam and continue to mix. It will take 30 seconds to a minute for the mixture to come together into a spreadable buttercream. Add enough milk or cream to make the buttercream piping consistency. Add the mixture to a piping bag or Ziploc bag.

  2. Take each heart shaped sugar cookie and pipe the outline. Then go back and using a zig zag motion, fill in the middle of each cookie. Add a few sprinkles to each cookie and let them sit at room temperature until the butter cream is set up. Cookies are awesome at room temperature for up 5 days.

  3. These heart shaped sugar cookies also freeze well unfrosted for 3 months.