Love Letters Recipe -
Love Letters Recipe
  • READY IN 33 mins

Love Letters

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"Cookies that look like little letters."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    33 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
  2. Blend flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter, lemon zest and orange zest until mixture resembles coarse meal. Blend sour cream in evenly.
  3. Gather dough into firm ball. Divide in half. Roll on well-floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut in 3 x 2 inch pieces; fold ends to center to resemble an envelope, overlapping slightly; seal with tiny piece of candied cherry.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with water; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 6 to 8 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2003

These cookies were fun to do & made a great presentation. I liked the results even better when I omitted the water brushing before sprinkling the tops with sugar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 13, 2005

I made these and found the dough to be too wet and sticky. After folding in a lot more flour I could manage. The flavor of the cookie was not that great. I love the idea though and will use it with another dough recipe.


6 Ratings

Feb 16, 2010

I left the sour cream out. Dough was not sticky. I also put a scant spoonfull of seedless strawberry or raspberry jam in the center before folding the edges in. They were alot like a shortbread. Also baked at 375 until edges were starting to brown.

Dec 15, 2010

So cute. I'll use this!

Feb 13, 2005

I found the dough to be really hard to work with - very sticky, I had to add so much flour that it affected the taste. That said, the cookies were pretty good once they were done. I baked it at a lower temp because my first set burned on the bottom and were incooked in the middle. They are adorable for Valentines day.

Mar 11, 2009

A lot of work for so-so finish. Will not make again. Cute idea, but needs work.


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  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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