Vanilla Shortbread Hearts

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In small bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • In large bowl, with electric mixer, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Beat in flour mixture just until blended.
  • Shape dough into 2 disks; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Between 2 sheets of floured wax paper, roll 1 disk 1/8-inch thick.
  • With floured 3-inch heart-shape cookie cutter, cut out cookies.
  • Cut out centers of half cookies with floured 1 1/2 inch heart-shape cookie cutter.
  • Slide cookies on wax paper to another large cookie sheet and refrigerate about 15 minutes, or until firm.
  • Remove heart-shape centers from cookies; place cookies on prepared sheets, 1 inch apart.
  • Bake 13-15 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.
  • Cool on parchment paper on wire racks.
  • Repeat with remaining dough, rerolling scraps.
  • Sift confectioners' sugar over cookies with cut-out centers.
  • Spread 1 t jam on each plain cookie; top with remaining cookies to form sandwiches.
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