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Shortbread Hearts

Shortbread Hearts

Treat the sweethearts in your life by gifting them with these big red edible hearts. They'll love you for it!



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat butter, powdered sugar, almond extract and food color in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour and almonds.
  4. Divide dough in half; cover half and set aside.
  5. Place remaining half on ungreased cookie sheet; press into heart shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
  7. Cool on cookie sheet for 25 minutes; carefully remove from cookie sheet to serving platter.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough.
  9. Place baking chips and shortening in microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium-High (70%) about 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over shortbread. Sprinkle with candy hearts.

Prep Time: 20 min | Start to Finish: 1 hr 5 min | Makes: 2 hearts (6 to 8 servings each)

Shortbread Lips: Press half of dough into oval shape, about 1/4 inch thick, on ungreased cookie sheet. Shape each end to form point. Press center of oval to form lips.

Special Touch: It's party time! Bake several hearts and lips, supply lots of frosting and decorating candies and let the fun begin!

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 160 ); Total Fat 18 g (Saturated Fat 11 g); Cholesterol 45 mg; Sodium 110 mg; Total Carbohydrate 27 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 3 g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 12 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4 %; Iron 12 %

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 1/2 Fat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker.


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