Love Heart Short Bread Cookies for your Valentines

February 09, 2019

Sweet Heart Coloured Short Bread Cookie Recipe with stripe napkins in turquoise and pale pink

Who doesn't like to feel loved any day but particularly on Valentine's Day. So this year show the ones you love you care with our Love Heart Short Bread Cookies. You can actually make these anytime but this is a great excuse. Happy Valentines Day.

INGREDIENTS

  • 185g butter, at room temperature
  • 120g (2/3 cup) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 265g (1 3/4 cups) plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • Red, blue and yellow liquid food colouring
METHOD
  • Preheat oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Cream the butter and sugar together. Mix in the egg and vanilla in bowl until just combined. Stir in egg (mixture may look curdled but will come together when flour is added). Add combined flour and baking powder to butter mixture. Stir until a soft dough forms. If too soft to roll, add a little more flour.
  • Divide dough into 3-4 portions. Add a different colour to each portion, a few drops at a time, kneading gently until dough is vibrant in colour. Wrap in plastic wrap and rest for 30 minutes. 
  • Sandwich one piece of dough between two pieces of plastic wrap on a flat surface (or place on a flat, floured surface). Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter. Place cut-outs on parchment lined cookie sheets. Repeat with the other doughs.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until just cooked, but not brown. Stand on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely then enjoy!!

Photographed on Night Sky dishes, and Palermo Ticking Stripe Napkins from Main & Mersey 




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