Prep Time
40 Mins
Chill Time
8 Hours
Bake Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 5 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract; beat 1 minute.

Step 2

Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.

Step 3

Divide dough into 3 portions; wrap individually in plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours.

Step 4

Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Sprinkle each lightly with flour.

Step 5

Unwrap 1 dough portion, and roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into heart shapes, using a 2-inch cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Step 6

Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush over cookies. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, rerolling scraps, if desired.

Step 7

Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool on baking sheet 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Freeze up to 3 weeks, if desired. Serve with your favorite ice cream or sherbet, if desired.

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