FoodWhip up easy, heart-accented shortbread cookies with this quick recipe

Whip up easy, heart-accented shortbread cookies with this quick recipe

It's impossible to say no to such little hearts.
It's impossible to say no to such little hearts.
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3:22 AM EST, February 12, 2024

Homemade treats are never excessive, particularly when they can be made quickly with affordable and readily available ingredients. The addition of a charming accent makes them even more appealing. That's exactly what we have here.

Shortbread cookies with a heart accent are fitting for virtually any event. Whether prepared as a Valentine's dessert, a thoughtful birthday gift, or a charming snack after a leisurely Sunday dinner, these homemade cookies featuring strawberry jam vanish fast!

The complete, step-by-step recipe is provided in this video

Cookies with a heart accent: a feast for the eyes and the taste buds

Ingredients:

  • 8.5 oz of type 00 flour,
  • 5.3 oz of butter,
  • 2 egg yolks,
  • 5 tbls of powdered sugar,
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract,
  • a pinch of salt,
  • a few tablespoons of strawberry jam.

Preparation:

Step 1. Begin the process by preparing the dough. Combine flour, powdered sugar, butter, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt using a kitchen mixer.

Step 2. Wrap the smooth and even-textured dough in food-grade film and chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

I start by preparing the perfect dough.
I start by preparing the perfect dough.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 3. Divide the cooled dough into small portions, shaping each into a small ball. Arrange these on a baking tray—lined with baking paper to protect your pan.

I put the ready dough in the fridge for half an hour.
I put the ready dough in the fridge for half an hour.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 4. Flatten each ball using the base of a glass to achieve the basic cookie shape.

I arrange the ready-made balls in a baking dish.
I arrange the ready-made balls in a baking dish.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 5. Next, use a small spoon to indent a heart shape onto each cookie. Two careful impressions with the spoon tip should do it.

I shape the cookies into the proper shape using a glass.
I shape the cookies into the proper shape using a glass.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 6. The stylized heart impressions are then filled with strawberry jam. The cookies then go into an oven preheated to 356 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

And the hearts are already here too!
And the hearts are already here too!© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 7. The finished cookies can be served on their own or with extras such as powdered sugar, chocolate icing, homemade frosting, or even fresh strawberries. Bon appétit!

It's time to visit the bakery.
It's time to visit the bakery.© Licensor | Pyszności
And you can already gorge on cookies.
And you can already gorge on cookies.© Licensor | Pyszności
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