Cherry Shortbread Hearts Recipe

Cherry Shortbread Hearts are delicious and buttery cookies that are perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion. These heart-shaped treats are made with a rich and crumbly shortbread dough, filled with sweet cherry preserves, and topped with a drizzle of white chocolate. The combination of the buttery cookie and the fruity cherry filling creates a delightful flavor that will melt in your mouth. These Cherry Shortbread Hearts are not only tasty but also visually appealing, making them a wonderful gift or dessert for your loved ones.

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Ingredients for Cherry Shortbread Hearts Recipe

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Preserves
  • 1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips Or Melting Wafers

Directions: Cherry Shortbread Hearts Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • STEP 2.Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • STEP 3.Gradually add in the flour and mix until the dough comes together.
  • STEP 4.Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • STEP 5.Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • STEP 6.Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • STEP 7.Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes from the dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • STEP 8.Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
  • STEP 9.Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack.
  • STEP 10.Once cooled, spread a teaspoon of cherry preserves on half of the heart-shaped cookies.
  • STEP 11.Top with another heart-shaped cookie to create a sandwich.
  • STEP 12.In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.
  • STEP 13.Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the assembled cookies.
  • STEP 14.Allow the chocolate to set before serving or storing.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature for easier creaming.
  • Chill the dough before rolling it out to prevent it from sticking.
  • You can use any flavor of preserves or jam for the filling, such as raspberry or strawberry.
  • To make the drizzle more decorative, you can use a piping bag or a zip-top bag with a small hole cut in the corner.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Serve these Cherry Shortbread Hearts as a sweet treat for Valentine's Day or any special occasion.
  • They can also be packaged in a decorative box or tin and given as a homemade gift.
Nutrition
value
972
calories per serving
48 g Fat14 g Protein116 g Carbs15 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    48g
  • Protein
    14g
  • Carbs
    116g
  • Fiber
    15g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    116g
  • Protein
    14g
  • Fiber
    15g

Fats

  • Fat
    48g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    146mg
  • Iron
    9mg
  • Vitamin A
    45mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    4mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    88mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    22mg
  • Vitamin E
    4mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    116mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    456mg
  • Selenium
    24mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp