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
Cream Cheese Icing
* 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
* 1 tablespoon butter, softened
* 1 tablespoon milk
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/2 pound powdered sugar
* pink food coloring
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 F 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.
Cream Cheese Icing Directions:
Mix together cream cheese, butter, 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.