How to Make Valentine Shortbread Cookies

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How to Make Valentine Shortbread Cookies Recipe
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Three sticks of softened butter.

Three sticks of softened butter.

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Cream the butter with 1 cup sugar and 1 TB of vanilla

Cream the butter with 1 cup sugar and 1 TB of vanilla

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Cream that for about two minutes. Add 3 1/2 c flour and 1/4 tsp salt

Cream that for about two minutes. Add 3 1/2 c flour and 1/4 tsp salt

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Beat slowly until it starts to form a thick crumble

Beat slowly until it starts to form a thick crumble

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Press into a disc

Press into a disc

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Wrap the disc

Wrap the disc

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Chill..the disc

Chill..the disc

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Chill for about an hour. Then pick your favorite cookie shape. Shortbread is a hearty sugar cookie so they hold their shape well. This is the perfect cookie for any shape.

Chill for about an hour. Then pick your favorite cookie shape. Shortbread is a hearty sugar cookie so they hold their shape well. This is the perfect cookie for any shape.

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But I am doing hearts. Yes. Yes, I'm *that* person. That person that starts Valentines Day as soon as the Christmas tree is down.

But I am doing hearts. Yes. Yes, I'm *that* person. That person that starts Valentines Day as soon as the Christmas tree is down.

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Once dough has chilled, allow about ten minutes to sit out. It will roll best when it isn't so cold. I roll the dough out between two pieces of saran wrap

Once dough has chilled, allow about ten minutes to sit out. It will roll best when it isn't so cold. I roll the dough out between two pieces of saran wrap

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Place one on top

Place one on top

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Roll to about half inch thick

Roll to about half inch thick

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Like I said, it's a very rich tasting and sturdy cookie. Bakes so pretty

Like I said, it's a very rich tasting and sturdy cookie. Bakes so pretty

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Sugar the ones you just want plain sugared

Sugar the ones you just want plain sugared

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Others, I sugar only half and will dip the other half once it's baked. Dip it in chocolate or candy coating

Others, I sugar only half and will dip the other half once it's baked. Dip it in chocolate or candy coating

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Bake 350, for about 20 minutes

Bake 350, for about 20 minutes

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Now for the icing on those halves. I chose pink candy melts. Ya kno, for the Valentines

Now for the icing on those halves. I chose pink candy melts. Ya kno, for the Valentines

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Place it over the double broiler (over a pan w simmering water) and allow to melt

Place it over the double broiler (over a pan w simmering water) and allow to melt

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Make a line

Make a line

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Then shake down and over the bowl to cover rest of heart

Then shake down and over the bowl to cover rest of heart

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Allow to cool and harden

Allow to cool and harden

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Once they set up ..very easy to stack and store

Once they set up ..very easy to stack and store

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Enjoy

Enjoy

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