Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies

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Valentine's Day is around the corner and we're getting you prepped with these adorable Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies! Whether your Valentine is a special someone or you're just treating yourself, this recipe only has 35 minutes of active work, meaning you can tackle it day-of if needed. 

 

Servings: 18-20

Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 minutes  

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes 

 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup vegan margarine or vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 tablespoons Califia Farms Oat + Almond Blend
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, divided in half
  • 1 10-ounce package of vegan melting chocolate
  • Sprinkles, optional  

 

Method

  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat margarine/vegan butter and sugar on medium for 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and Califia Farms Oat + Almond Blend. Continue to beat until mixture is smooth. 
  2. Add a pinch of salt and flour and continue to mix until flour is fully incorporated and a soft dough is formed, about 20-30 seconds.  
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and allow dough to cool in the refrigerator for an hour.  
  4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Add dough to a well-floured work surface and use a rolling pin to flatten until dough is about ¼ to ½ inch thick, depending on your preference. Using a 1.5 inch and 2 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, press into dough and add to a baking sheet. Repeat until the dough is fully used.  
  5. Bake cookies for 25 minutes. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Pour chocolate in a piping bag with the tip cut off (or use a spoon) to drizzle chocolate on top of cookies.  
  6. Garnish with sprinkles and enjoy!