Homemade Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies

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Homemade Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies
Ready in
2 h

These cookies will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. Try this recipe.

Ingredients

* 1-½ cup Sifted All-Purpose Flour
* ¼ teaspoons Salt
* 1 cup Butter
* ½ cups Sugar
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla
* 6-⅜ ounces, weight Semisweet Chocolate

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F with the rack in the middle of the oven.

Whisk the flour with the salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Next beat the the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth (about 2 minutes). Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for one hour or until easy to handle.

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin. Using the heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut 25 cookies.

Place cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Next place cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake 10 minutes until light golden. Let cool.

After that melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Once chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat. Taking one cookie at a time, dip one end of each cookie in the melted chocolate and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once chocolate has set, transfer cookies to cooling rack to dry thoroughly.

Serve and enjoy.

25
Servings
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
25

Shortbread Cookies Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Shortbread Cookies Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Shortbread Cookies Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.