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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
chill:
8 hrs
bake:
10 mins
total:
8 hrs 50 mins
Yield:
Makes 5 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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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