You'll fall in love with these classic shortbread cookies filled with raspberry preserves and topped with a sweet glaze and a candied cherry with one bite. These Empire Cookie Hearts make perfect Valentine's Day desserts but would also be fun to serve at a bridal shower, a birthday party, Mother's Day, or any day.
If you love the combination of tart raspberry preserves and a buttery cookie, you need to make this Empire Cookie Recipe.
The shortbread cookie is easy to make using just three ingredients: butter, sugar, and flour.
The cookies are delicately crispy but soften once they are sandwiched with raspberry preserves (or jam) and are topped with an easy-to-make powdered sugar and milk glaze.
My husband and I definitely fell in love with these cookies and I hope you will too.
The recipe makes 18 sandwich cookies and I managed to save two to share with a friend.
My friend loved them so much that she's already baked 2 batches to share with her family.
I'm sure I'll make them again for another holiday or occasion or just because!
You can find the recipe for these sweet
Valentine's Day Empire Cookie Hearts at Dixie Crystals.