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Peekaboo Heart Cutout Cookies
Makes about 30 sandwich cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Cookie icing, frosting, or jam for cookie filling
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well in between. Mix in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture in thirds to the butter mixture, mixing just until blended.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Working with half the dough at a time, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to ¼ inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut 2 larger shapes (circles or hearts). Cut a smaller heart out of the middle of one of the cookies. Transfer all three shapes to a cookie sheet, and repeat with remaining dough.
Bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 7-9 minutes. Cookies will still be pale when done.
Once the cookies are cool, frost the top of one complete shape. Lay another cookie of the same shape, but this one with the heart cut out of the middle, on top of the icing. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired, while the filling is still wet.