8fresh raspberriesthe raspberries add a nice flavor and pink color.
Instructions for Cookies
Mix butter with a mixer until creamy.
Continue mixing while adding sugar gradually until a fluffy texture.
Add eggs, one at a time until combined.
Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda.
Add flour mixture a cup at a time to the butter mixture stirring by hand until it becomes the consistency of cookie dough. It should be a firm dough. Form into a smooth ball and place in a bowl.
Chill, covered, for several hours or overnight.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Roll dough to approx. 1/8 inch thick and cut with larger heart or shape cutter of your choice (I used heart, square and circle.) Reserve ½ the shapes for bottoms and cut smaller hearts into the other 1/2 for tops. You can also bake each tiny cut out piece for little munchies.
Bake all pieces at 375 degree oven for 6-8 minutes until light brown on bottoms. They should remain light-colored.
Cool on wire rack.
Spread icing on each bottom piece and top with heart cut piece. You can top the icing cut-out areas with sprinkles if you choose.
Instructions for Icing
Combine butter, cream cheese, and vanilla with 2 cups of the sugar, beating with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add additional sugar to mixture as needed to achieve a spreadable consistency.
Add raspberries and mix until combined. At this time, you may need to add more sugar if the berries thin the consistency too much.
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