These cookie tarts are simple to make and a beautiful treat to share with your loved ones on any occasion. Includes vegan friendly and gluten-free alternatives.
With Valentine’s Day this week, what better way to show love to the special people in your life than with homemade treats made from the heart…and even better that they’re shaped like hearts too! These cookie tarts might look intimidating, but they are actually pretty easy to make. They’re just sugar cookies sandwiched together with piped buttercream and decorated with fresh fruit and store-bought meringues. The nice thing about these tarts is that you can decorate them with whatever you’d like! Use Valentine candies instead of fresh fruit or top with or festive sprinkles.
And when it comes to shapes, think outside of the box, or heart, for that matter! Use round or square cutters if you don’t have heart-shaped ones or use star cutters to make these for the 4th of July! The possibilities are endless!
What I like about this cookie recipe is that it doesn’t spread when baking and makes crisp cutout shapes. It also is free of refined sugar and can easily be made gluten-free and vegan friendly using the alternative ingredients.
Feel free to use your go-to buttercream to pipe (chocolate would be a good choice!) as long as thick enough to hold its shape.
However you celebrate Valentine’s, I hope it’s a sweet one and spent with those you love! Enjoy!
Be sure to check out these other Valentine’s Day inspired recipes for more ideas!Print