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Melt-Away Heart Cookies


1/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter (no substitutes)


Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until fine. Gently work into a soft dough. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/4-inch thick. Cut using a 2- or 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place hearts onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Let cookies rest on baking sheet until cooled slightly before removing to cooling rack. Frost centers of cookies with cream cheese icing. Makes 2 to 3 dozen cookies.
Cream Cheese Icing
3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon margarine, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
pink food coloring


Mix together cream cheese, margarine, milk and vanilla. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. Add more milk if needed to make a creamy spreading consistency. Stir in pink food coloring until a pale pink icing is created. Frost centers of melt-away cookies.

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