Pink Glazed Heart Shortbread Cookies

Shower the ones you love with these soft, buttery shortbread cookies, cut into heart shapes and dunked into a sweet pink swirled glaze.

Pretty and delicious - pink glazed heart shortbread cookies | @sweetbakedlife.com

Love.

Sometimes easily said.

Sometimes hard to say.

Sometimes easy to feel.

Sometimes hard to say.

Pretty and delicious - pink glazed heart shortbread cookies | @sweetbakedlife.com

No matter what is going on in your life,

let love shine through.

Lead with love and kindness.

Every day.

Pretty and delicious - pink glazed heart shortbread cookies | @sweetbakedlife.com

Hug that special someone.

Tell that person you love them.

Kiss ever so sweetly.

Show compassion.

Express joy.

Reveal your heart.

Pretty and delicious - pink glazed heart shortbread cookies | @sweetbakedlife.com

Show your love every day.

Not just on one day.

Always remember.

They will never forget.

It will make your heart sing.

It will make their heart full.

Pretty and delicious - pink glazed heart shortbread cookies | @sweetbakedlife.com

PINK GLAZED HEART SHORTBREAD COOKIES

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life Pretty and delicious - pink glazed heart shortbread cookies | @sweetbakedlife.com

Ingredients:

For the Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons milk 
  • Pink gel food coloring

Instructions:

To make the cookies:

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until soft and fluffy (aprox. 3 minutes). Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth, then slowly add the flour and salt and mix until just combined.
  3. Dump dough onto a floured surface, shape into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to approximately 1/4-inch thick. With a lightly floured heart cookie cutter, cut the cookies and place onto two non-stick baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned at the edges. 
  6. Cool cookies completely on a parchment lined wire rack before glazing.

To make the glaze:

  1. Add confectioners sugar, vanilla, and 4 tablespoons of the milk in a low & wide bowl (such as a salad bowl). 
  2. Whisk until fully incorporated, and the glaze is smooth and somewhat thick. If you need to, add additional milk until you get the consistency needed.
  3. Using a toothpick, add a small amount of pink gel food coloring and gently stir using circular motions to form pink swirls.  
  4. Dip each cookie, top down, into the glaze, then gently pull out (so you don’t break the cookie), shake off any access glaze, then put the cookie right side up on the rack.
  5. Leave the cookies on the rack to set (this will take about one hour).
  6. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container (if they last that long!).

Pretty and delicious - pink glazed heart shortbread cookies | @sweetbakedlife.com

Love.

Sometimes easy.

Sometimes hard.

Always there to give and receive.

Sweetly, with love and friendship,

Sheila

 

{Recipe inspired by The Cafe Sucre Farine}


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