Friday, February 7, 2014

Heart-Shaped Frosted Shortbread Cookies

Heart-Shaped Frosted Shortbread Cookies

Well, if you live anywhere in or around the Midwest, you may or may not be thawed out yet.  If you don’t live in the middle of the country, let me fill you in: snomageddon part sixteen (not that I’ve been counting) dumped  on us this week.  That’s right, the minute we landed back in Missouri from the warm and sunny Dominican Republic, the sky opened up and down came the snow.   At least I got to enjoy a few days of sunshine and warmth last week?  It was truly gorgeous.  And so amazingly relaxing.  Just thinking about our time there makes me happy.  Also, thinking about shortbread cookies makes me happy.

Heart-Shaped Frosted Shortbread Cookies

Heart-Shaped Frosted Shortbread Cookies

If I can’t have sunshine and 85 degrees in the Caribbean, I might as well be enjoying some sprinkly, frosted heart-shaped shortbread cookies, right?

I will say, though, that I don’t particularly hate the snow.  It’s so pretty and I’m lucky enough to have just a few minutes-commute to work.  My company closed the office early on Tuesday so I got to spend the afternoon baking.  Wednesday I actually had the day off for my birthday.  Yes, they give us the day OFF for our birthday.  I’m pretty lucky, I think.  So I baked more and ate shortbread cookies between vegging on the couch and drinking coffee.  It was a marvelous birthday.

And obviously, I have a little-tiny-bit of a fetish with shortbread cookies.  I haven’t always been a fan and – I know I’ve told you this before – it all started when I had my first bite of a Panera Bread shortbread cookie.  So buttery.  They can’t be beat.  These are super simple – only flour, salt, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla; they chill a bit, you cut them out, you bake and voila – perfect, super buttery shortbread cookies for your sweetheart.  A little frosting, a little a truck load of sprinkles.  And your sweetheart will be blushing.  Or you can keep them all to yourself!

Get the recipe for Heart-Shaped Frosted Shortbread Cookies and more Valentine’s Day Treats at  Oh, and don’t miss Imperial’s Valentines project ideas – crafts, bath fizzies and sugar scrub? Yes, please! 

Heart-Shaped Frosted Shortbread Cookies

Disclaimer: I have an ongoing relationship with Imperial Sugar for recipe development.  This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar, but all opinions are my own as always.  Thank you for supporting the brands that I love and who make this blog possible! 


18 Responses to “Heart-Shaped Frosted Shortbread Cookies”

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — February 7, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    Yes yes yes!!! Who can resist heart shaped cookies…not me!

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    Kathryn — February 7, 2014 @ 8:26 am

    Oh, these are adorable!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — February 7, 2014 @ 8:55 am

    I “heart” these! So adorable, Cassie!

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    Whendi Martin (Mom) — February 7, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    MMMMM! Who could resist these? I would love to open a box on Valentine’s day. You should have made them available for “gift giving” husbands 😉 Love you so….

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — February 7, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    So cute!! Frosting, sprinkles and all!

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    Anna @ Garnish with Lemon — February 7, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

    These cookies have the perfect shape, even after baking! Love.

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    Mercedes — February 7, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    Gorgeous cookies and happy belated birthday! How wonderful that you get the day off from work to celebrate!

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    Ashley — February 7, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

    These are so adorable – I have a such a weakness for shortbread cookies. There is just something about them that is soooo good. Happy Friday (and belated birthday)!!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — February 7, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, those Panera shortbread cookies are just to die for. They could make a believer out of anyone! Thanks for the version that I can make it home, because it is cold here too and there is no way I am venturing outside!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 7, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

    I love buttery shortbread, these are too cute!

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession — February 7, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

    These are just so perfect for Valentine’s day! They look too cute!! 🙂

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    Paula – bell’alimento — February 8, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

    I love Valentine’s day cookies! These are adorable!

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    Joanne — February 9, 2014 @ 8:28 am

    THese cookies make me WAY more excited about V-Day than I was. Just so cute!

    Also…I need to convince my boss that birthdays deserve a day off. For real.

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — February 10, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    There something about the texture of shortbread cookies that I just love. So soft and buttery… I could eat them ALL! <3 these!

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove — February 10, 2014 @ 8:59 am

    These look so cute. I am glad you had a warm and good time in my country, the DR! Fun!

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    Luv What You Do — February 10, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

    These are sooo cute!
    Happy Almost Valentine’s Day!

  17. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver}} — February 11, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    Precious to the max!! I love Valentine’s Cookies!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 11, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    I can’t get enough of shortbread cookies! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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