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Valentine's Day Heart Petit Fours Recipe!
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Valentine's Day Heart Petit Fours

Bake these sweet Valentine's Day mini heart petit fours for your sweetie!

Ingredients

For the Petit Four Cakes:

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 egg whites

For the Glaze:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Valentine’s Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Alternate adding flour mixture with milk until combined.
  • Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Fold egg whites into petit fours batter, and stir until just combined.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray baking pan with PAM Cooking Spray.
  • Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden (or a toothpick inserted comes out clean). My mini heart pan was very small, so 5 minutes was perfect. Watch your oven carefully.
  • Allow to cool before glazing.
  • To make glaze, combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, and extract in a double boiler, and heat until smooth. This might take a little time to heat up; just stir periodically.
  • Once smooth, dip hearts upside down in glaze, then return to wire rack to allow to cool. Decorate with a heart sprinkle. You can also heat up your glaze even further to make the glaze more “pourable” if preferred.