In my house Love is in the air and so is the delicious scent of our Spill your heart out Valentine Butter Cookies! I often make these around the winter holidays, but thought it would be fun to put a Valentine spin on things! Since it is Valentines weekend these little cuties will be my gift to the loves in my home.
- add 2/3 cup butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla into a mixing bowl. mix until light and fluffy. Add flour and mix until well combined. Shape dough into 1.5 inch balls and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. (cooling the dough is a crucial step to the success of your cookies!)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. take your pointer finger and dip into flour, now press twice on each cookie to form a heart shape. sprinkle edges with cookie sprinkles. Bake directly from refrigerator for 8-10 minutes. You may need to do some addition pressing on the top to make a nice caramel boat after removing them from the oven. cool completely.
- Making the caramel sauce is easy! Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. cook, whisking constantly, until mixture begins to bubble. continue cooking an additional minute. remove from heat and slowly add whipping cream until smooth. allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- spoon approximately 1 tsp. caramel sauce into your heart shaped boats on top of your cookie. let caramel set about 5 minutes, sprinkle pink salt on top and share the love!!