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Conversation Heart Cookies

conversation heart cookies

A few years ago I made my first batch of Conversation Heart Cookies. Because, even though I try to every year, I really don’t like the taste of Conversation Heart Candies. So I made a cookie-lookalike, and the craziest thing happened. It went viral on Pinterest. As in, featured on the “most popular” category and all. It was a big surprise, in a crazy cool kinda way. To this day, it’s still one of my most-viewed posts.

I typically don’t repost recipes, but with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seemed like time to update the photos and address some of the common questions I get from users. Like, what food coloring do you use? {Wilton Icing Colors}. And, help! my dough is REALLY sticky! {This dough IS really sticky, but make sure to sprinkle flour on your rolling pin and counter surface – it’ll help!}

These soft, fluffy, cake-like sugar cookies are really unusual – but a perfect recipe for this project. I hope you love them. 

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Conversation Heart Cookies
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Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups + 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 eggs
8 ounces light sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons baking powder
Approximately 4 ½ cups flour
Food coloring (I use Wilton Icing Colors)
Edible color markers

Instructions
Cream butter and sugar. Add wet ingredients – eggs, sour cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine salt, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly mix into wet ingredients. Add flour slowly, adding more or less if needed (it will be on the sticky side). Chill dough before incorporating food coloring to help manage the stickyness.
Once chilled, preheat oven to 350 and separate dough into six sections. Add a small drop of desired food coloring into each ball of dough, mixing thoroughly to incorporate color. Remember that when it comes to concentrated pigment like this, a little goes a long way! Clean your mixer tools and bowl between each color round to avoid streaks.
Then roll each colored section out ¼ inch thick onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle with extra flour if dough is still too sticky to handle. Stamp with heart cookie cutter and place on a parchment paper lined baking dish. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Dough will raise and fluff in the oven.
Once cookies are cool (and taste-test approved), write messages carefully using edible color markers.

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  1. marlene

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    GREAT IDEA FOR AUNTIE RACHEL’S BIRTHDAY! I “LOVE” IT:)

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