Valentine’s cookies

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Valentine’s is less than a week ahead of us! For all of you with a special one to celebrate it with it’s time to think about romantic, sweet recipes to make!

You guys all know that this year I haven’t got a special one to spend this romantic day with…instead I’ll be joining a group of crazy single ppl in this event organized by cityweekend…hehe, it might be fun, why not?

http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/events/101673/

Anyways, back to those who have got a Valentine, make him/her this heart shaped, sweet cookies!  ;)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (130 g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of raspberry jam
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar (to springle on top)

In a bowl of your electric mixer, cream the butter, than add the sugar and keep mixing to incorporate.

Slowly add in flour and vanilla extract and mix until you get a smooth dough.

Cover it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 h…You have just made shortbread dough my friend…be proud!

On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 cm thick.

Using a cookie cutter (heart shape) cut out the dough.

Then use a smaller cookie cutter to cut out the centers of half of the cookies you just made.

Place the unbaked cookies on a baking sheet and refrigerate for about 15 min. Then bake them at 180 C (350 f) for about 10 min. Remove’em from the oven and let them cook down on a wire rack. Now dust the top of the cut-out cookies with powdered sugar

and spread the buttom surface of the others with the raspberry jam

then place the cut-out cookies on top and gently sandwich them.

Serve them to your Valentine on the 14th for breakfast!

They were sweet, soft and divine! YUMMY

Love

– LittleDani

 

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

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