A couple of weeks ago I found a Woman's World magazine at the check-out counter at Hannaford''s Supermarket.
Inside I found a recipe for Chocolate Cookie Boxes! Ever so healthy! Not really, but a nice treat for young people.
Finally, several days after Valentine's Day, I found the time to make these cookies. I think you could probably use most any sugar cookie for this.
My cookies did not turn out very beautiful and sleek like the ones in the picture.
Things I did differently: I could not find my icing squeeze bottle nor any of my decorating bags and tips...having done too much moving of stuff around recently...so I just used a teaspoon to dribble the "glue" frosting on the cut-out hearts. The icing with the meringue powder worked really well to harden up and hold the cookie layers together. Looking at the box of meringue powder makes me think I could have used one egg white instead of spending a fortune on the powder! Next time.
The final different thing I did was that I used Wilton's Candy Melts for the icing on top. I microwaved one $2.50 package (12 ounces) in a glass bowl in the microwave. I used the defrost setting on the microwave and cooked for 30 second intervals, stirring in between intervals, until the disks were melted and smooth. At that point I spooned on the melted candy and spread it around the cookie box tops (and on the tops of the small cut-outs) with the spoon. It worked but is not beautiful.
This is another recipe that I am glad I made, but having made it once, I think I will not make again.
Perhaps yours will be much more beautiful. Even with their ugly duckling/Velveteen Rabbit appearance they were well received by the recipients.