Valentine Shortbread Heart Cookies
1 cup butter (no substitutions)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Strawberry or Raspberry Jelly
Heart shaped cookie cutters, in two sizes. I like my cookies jumbo size, so mine were 4 inches and two inches (approx).
Preheat oven to 300.
In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Turn mixer to slow, and gradually add flour 1/2 cup at a time.
Dough will be crumbly. Don't fret. This dough reminds me of Moon Sand. It does amazing things.
Cut hearty cookies with 4 inch heart cookie cutters, remove center of 1/2 cookies with 2 inch heart cutters.
Remove from sheet and cool on wire rack.
Once cool, spread jelly on heart cookie. Top with cutout heart cookie.
I grabbed vanilla frosting, M&M's and colored sugars to switch gears and make a few different cookies for my munchkins.