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Shortbread Valentine Cookies

Cute heart cookies made with delicious buttery valentine shortbread.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword heart cookies, shortbread cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 44kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter salted
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp nonpareils or sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a mixer, combine all ingredients except for sprinkles.
  • Mix until small crumbs form.
  • Add in sprinkles and with hands, knead the dough to combine and bring it together into a ball.
  • Place dough between two layers of wax paper and with a rolling pin, roll out to 1/2 " thick.
  • Cut into 1/2" squares or use a small cookie cutter.
  • Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown.


Recipe adapted from Land O'Lakes


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.2mg