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Shortbread Hearts

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

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 3 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon almond extract
1/4
teaspoon red food color
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sliced almonds
1/4
cup white baking chips
1
teaspoon shortening
Betty Crocker™ heart decors, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, powdered sugar, almond extract and food color in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in flour and almonds.
  • 2 Divide dough in half; cover half and set aside. Place remaining half on ungreased cookie sheet; press into heart shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheet 25 minutes; carefully remove from cookie sheet to serving platter. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 4 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Make 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.

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

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
160 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18 g
18 %
(Saturated Fat
11 g,
11 %
),
Cholesterol
45 mg
45 %;
Sodium
110 mg
110 %;
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
27 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% 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.

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