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Sweetheart Shortbread

Written by Leslie Means

 I love pink in winter.  It’s like a breath of fresh air to all of this not so awesome snow.  

sweetheart shortbread

 

These can be made fairly quickly, you probably have all the ingredients already on hand and how cute are they?  I mean really.  

Here’s the recipe for sweetheart shortbread.  Enjoy!  

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Sweetheart Shortbread (from Pink Princess Tea Parties cookbook, by Barbara Beery)

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, room temp

3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Pinch salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a cookie sheet with foil and spry with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and almond extract with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add the salt and cinnamon.  Slowly add the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.

As the batter thickens, stop using the mixer and use your hands to knead the mixture into a dough ball in the bowl.

Remove the dough ball from the bowl and knead it a few more times on a lightly floured surface.  Use your hands or a rolling pin to flatten the dough in the shape of a large circle and 1/4 inch thick.

Cut out shapes with a 1  1/2 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter and place on prepared cookie sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until barely browned.  Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before dusting with remaining powdered sugar.   Store in an air-tight container.

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About the author

Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well.

She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017!

When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.