Mini Heart Pie Cookies with Fruit or Nutella Filling

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Heart shaped pie crust cookies with jam

Mini Heart Cookies made with Pie Crust!

These mini heart hand pies are the perfect little Valentine’s Day treat to whip for your kids, your sweetheart, or yourself. They are super easy to make and to eat! Celebrate with fun treats all day long with these 30 Valentine’s Day Recipes!

I think these heart pie cookies are so cute! I also love that you can put whatever kind of filling you want in them. I tried raspberry jam and Nutella and it tasted great! Let me know what fillings you try.

Heart Pie Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
  • The filling of your choice
  • A bit of milk; and
  • Some sugar

making mini heart pie cookies

Cutting the Dough

Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut hearts out of the pie crust dough. The cutters that I use are about 2 inches wide and they seem to work well for this task.

Roll out the dough scraps and cut out a few more hearts, then you’re ready to add the filling onto half of them.

mini heart pie cookie with nutella

Filling the Mini Heart Pie Cookies

I used homemade raspberry freezer jam and Nutella spread as the fillings. I just happened to have them on hand, they are super easy to use, and also yummy.

Some other options that might be good are lemon curd, fudge filling, apple pie filling, or any pie filling that can be baked. Let me know what you use!

The amount of filling that you use for each heart will vary depending on the size of your dough cut-outs and on the thickness of your filling. You can use more filling if it is thicker because it won’t gush out the sides as much. Use less between the heart pieces if your filling is on the thin side.

Either way, be sure to leave room around the edges of the cut-out in order to crimp the dough pieces together.

pie crust mini hearts

Finishing the Heart Pies

To finish up, brush some milk over the tops of your mini heart pies and sprinkle on a nice layer of sugar. Bake just until the crust is beginning to lightly brown.

The crusts will bake better if they are at room temperature before baking, but that should happen anyway with the time it takes to assemble it all.

Mini heart pies recipe

Recipe Yield & Kitchen Recommendations

You should be able to get about 12-15 mini heart pie cookies from each pie crust, but it will vary depending on the size of your heart cut-outs. By the way, aren’t they adorable?

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I love my silicone baking mat:

Artisan baking mats

Silicone baking mats are awesome for keeping the pie crust from sticking to the counter and for baking the hearts too! We can recommend Artisan, Silpat, and MIU brands from personal experience. There are probably other brands that work well too, just look for lots of high customer reviews.

Best cookie cutter set:

Wilton 2304-1050 101-Piece Cookie Cutter Set Amazon Deal

This cookie cutter set is really similar to the one that I have had for years. It contains the same heart cookie cutters that I use for these mini heart pies!

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Mini heart pies

Mini Heart Pie Cookies with Fruit or Nutella Filling

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15-20 mins
Yield: 20 cookies | Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts
  • filling of your choice (fruit jam, nutella or other)
  • milk
  • granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Cut heart shapes from the pie crust.
  5. Add the filling of your choice to half of the heart cut-outs, leaving the border of the heart empty.
  6. Place another heart piece over the heart and filling (like a sandwich), and crimp the edges of the hearts together with a fork.
  7. Cut a small vent in the center of each cookie.
  8. Arrange the hearts on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Brush milk over the top of each heart, then sprinkle on a layer of sugar.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until just beginning to lightly brown.
Ingredients: Jam, Milk, Nutella, Pie Crust, Sugar
Meal Type: Desserts, Valentine's Day
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Pie, Oven

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