Monday, February 14, 2011
Cranberry Shortbread Hearts
It’s a Martha recipe, one of which doesn’t make a lot of sense if you make this by the book. You lose precious cookies by cutting hearts out of pre-baked shortbread from a pan. Be a Smart Cupid and try it my way.
VALENTINE BAKING TIP:
Don’t bake in the square pan as suggested. Make the dough and refrigerate it for one-half hour. Then roll it out anywhere from 3/8” to 1/2” thick. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the hearts, then re-roll the scraps. I roll directly on a silpat/silicone baking mat with a sheet of plastic wrap over the dough. Why? - when you cut out the cookies - you don’t have to move them - they’re already on the baking sheet. I baked these at 325 degrees for 18 minutes.
Now go forth and celebrate the love.
Posted by mike509 at 6:58 AM