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Pink heart plates with heart cookies and heart candies placed on them.

Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies

Valentine's Day Heart Shortbread Cookies are buttery goodness that you are going to fall in love with. Quick and easy shortbread cookie dough cut into hearts and dipped into a creamy colorful glaze and sprinkled with a touch of shimmer.
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Course: Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Cookies, Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Glaze Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 249kcal


Shortbread Cookie Dough

  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups Unsalted Butter Room Temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • Tablespoon Vanilla Bean Paste Or Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour

Cookie Glaze

  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 6-8 Tablespoons Whole Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Food Coloring: Pink, Yellow, Lime Green and Turquoise


Prepare The Shortbread Cookie Dough

  • Cream together the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl with paddle attachment until creamy
  • Add egg and vanilla bean to the butter mixture, scrape down the sides and mix until combined
  • Slowly add the flour and mix until the dough comes together into a ball
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and gently kneed until smooth
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper while waiting for the dough to chill
  • Roll the dough into ⅛" thick and cut into heart shapes (small, medium and large hearts)
  • Bake the cookies for 14-16 minutes or until the edges turn light golden in color
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before glazing

Glaze The Cookies

  • In a medium bowl combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract; whisk together until smooth and creamy (if the glaze is to thick, add more milk or to thin, add more powdered sugar)
  • Separate the glaze into 4 small bowls and add one of each food color to each bowl (light pink, yellow and turquoise) and mix to combine
  • Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off and then place the glazed cookie on a drying rack
  • Allow the cookies to dry completely before stacking, packaging or serving.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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