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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

heart shaped shortbread cookies

I have a confession, alright i have couple of confessions. I prefer shortbread cookies over sugar cookies, and i'm not really into valentines day (to me it's just another day for corporations to take advantage of consumer's emotions and capitalize! - but that's a rant for another time!).  Back to the cookies. I have always liked the softness of shortbread cookies. So come christmas time or even valentines I prefer to use this shortbread recipe over sugar cookies. But to be honest - okay another confession - I enjoy the decorating the cookies part more than consuming them! These heart shaped shortbread cookies are perfect if you are into valentines or even for any other day or a birthday!

Whipped Shortbread Cookies Recipe:


1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cornstarch
1 1/2 cup flour


1. whip butter until light
2. add icing sugar and mix
3. mix cornstarch and flour together
4. add cornstarch and flour mixture slowly to butter and icing sugar and mix
5. refrigerate dough for 30 mins - hour. If dough is too hard, let it stand until soft enough to roll out
6. roll out and use cookie cutters for making cookies. Place cookies on cookie sheet and add sprinkles if you like!
7. bake at 375 degrees F for 10 mins. Cook until very lightly browned.
8. Ice the cookies
9. Enjoy!

For the Icing on the cookies we used this recipe, it's the same one we used for the Chocolate Cake Recipe here on the blog.

Check out our other dessert recipes >> TiramisuCoffee Cake & Macarons


  1. These shortbread cookies look ridiculously delicious. I love the tiny one! :]

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  2. These are so gorgeous I would feel so guilty eating them! I will definitely have to give this shortbread recipe a try, thanks for sharing!

  3. These are so sweet! I love the baby heart in the middle. Totally agree with having more fun decorating the cookies than eating them too. My family always decorates a ton of cookies on Christmas Eve and I dont think even a quarter of them get eaten :)


  4. Ooo these look delicious. I will have to try make some

    Filipa xxx
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  5. These are so cute and look so yummy!


  6. These are so cute and look amazing! I've never made shortbread cookies but I really want to now!

    xx, Caitlin

  7. So yummmy!! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. they look so adorable...will try them soon!!!
    xo, jes

  9. You are making us seriously hungry with these delicious looking cookies, they are so cute! Planning to make these soon, especially the little one in the middle!

    ISA Professional

  10. I can't wait to try this recipe out :)


  11. Gorgeous! Bonjour from FRANCE, Sand.

  12. So cute!


  13. I love shortbread cookies over sugar cookies as well. They just have a better taste to them if you ask me! This recipe sounds delicious and I can't get over how cute these cookies are. I'll definitely be trying out this recipe in the near future. Thanks for sharing!

    Sweet Helen Grace

  14. I agree, shortbread is much better than sugar cookies. These look so yummy, I can't wait to try these at some point.

  15. Wish I;d found these sooner! But I'll save it for the next ocassion!


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