Jam Cookies

These delicious Jam Cookies combine almond cookie dough cut into hearts that are then filled with raspberry jam to create a tasty, adorable Valentine’s Day treat that’s perfect for kids, parents, or partners.

heart shaped jam cookies on a white plate

We love making sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. They’re a great way to let someone know how much you love them, whether it’s your children, your parents, or your partner. These cookies, in particular, are great because they’re shaped like hearts, and they’re SUPER EASY.

heart shaped jam cookies on a white plate

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • The recipe is easy, and the flavor is amazing.
  • Their heart shape makes them the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

🛒Ingredients

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You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find most if not all of them in your kitchen already. The main ingredients are below, but you’ll find the complete list of ingredients along with amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Unsalted butter
  • Almond extract
  • Raspberry preserves
  • Powdered sugar

🔪 How to Make Jam Cookies

Making these cookies is just as simple as the ingredient list. It only takes a few steps and a few minutes to make!

Step 1: Make the Cookie Dough

Beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract until creamy and fluffy. Then, gradually mix in the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Step 2: Roll out the Dough

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, dust it with flour, and roll it out to about 1/4-inch thickness.

Step 3: Cut Out the Hearts

Cut out 12 large hearts with the large cookie cutter. Then, using the small heart cookie cutter, cut out small hearts in the center of 6 of the large hearts.

white heart shaped sugar cookie on a white plate

Step 4: Bake

Bake the hearts for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 until they’re a light golden brown. Then, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely before moving them from the tray.

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Step 5: Make the Final Cookies

Place the cookies with the hearts in the middle on a wire rack and dust them with powdered sugar. Then, spread about 1 tablespoon of raspberry preserves over the entire surface of the solid heart cookies. Finally, place the freshly-dusted cookies with the center heart cutout on to of the large heart cookies. Enjoy!

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Almond Cookies – For a delicious almond cookie, simply make the dough and cut out traditional circular cookies.
  • Different Jams – Use strawberry jam in place of raspberry for a different flavor with the same Valentine’s Day theme.
  • Jam Sandwich Cookies – Cut out regular cookie shapes, and spread one cookie with your jam of choice before placing another cookie on top of it.

If you love filled cookies like these, then check out these hot cocoa thumbprint cookies.

🥄 Equipment

  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • 4-inch heart cookie cutter
  • 1-inch heart cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
heart shaped jam cookies on a white plate

🥫 Storage

Store these at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. They can be refrigerated for up to a week in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure your butter is fully softened for easy creaming and to prevent little bits of raw butter being in the dough.
  • Only spread a thin layer of jam on the bottom cookie. You don’t want it oozing out when you place the top cookie.
  • For proper cooking, let the cookies cool on the pan before removing them.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why do these cookies have to cool on the baking sheet?

The heat from the baking sheet adds carry-over baking time that makes the cookies bake perfectly.

Why are my cookies so messy?

You added too much jam to the bottom cookie. You want a thin layer so the jam doesn’t ooze out of the sides.

Can I use other jams for this recipe?

Absolutely. You can use any jam you like, although strawberry will deliver the same signature red color as raspberry jam.

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🧾Recipe Card

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heart shaped jam cookies on a white plate

Jam Cookies

These Jam Cookies are fruity, sweet, and look so beautiful. You won't regret making this easy dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 16 Cookies
Calories: 271kcal

Equipment

  • 4in Heart cookie cutter
  • 1in mini heart cookie cutter
  • Electric mixer
  • mixing bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Using a standing mixer, or a large bowl with hand mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract until creamy and fluffy
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until combined and dough like
  • Remove cookie dough and place onto a lightly flour dusted cutting board Place dough onto cutting board and dust with more flour
  • Roll the dough to about 1/4in thick
  • Cut out 12 large hearts and place them onto the cookie sheet
  • Using the mini heart, cut out 6 hearts in the center of the heart
  • Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until a light golden brown Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before moving off tray Place the cookies with the heart in the middle onto a wire rack
  • Dust with powdered sugar
  • Spread about 1 tbsp of raspberry preserves onto the whole heart cookie
  • Carefully place the freshly dusted heart onto the top of the raspberry jam Enjoy!

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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