Kiddle Family - November 2012

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day

To all my friends and family, I wish you a Happy Valentines Day!!

Last night, I decided to make some valentines cookies for my family and a few to give away. Normally, I make sugar cookies, but instead I decided to make a traditional rolled shortbread since it's been so long since I've made them. Plus, my family prefers it when I decorate with buttercream icing and I'm more inclined to use that icing with shortbread.

If you'd like the recipe for my rolled shortbread, here it is...

1 c. icing sugar
1 c. corn starch
2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. softened butter or margarine

Mix in a bowl (you'll probably have to use your hands for this).
Refrigerate for 1 hour (okay, I usually skip this and it turns out fine)
Roll out between two pieces of wax paper or parchment paper. Cut into shapes.
Bake at 350F for 9-10 minutes.
Once cool, decorate with buttercream icing.
One batch will make about 45 cookies (depending on the sizes you cut them).
One last note... these cookies are a bit on the fragile side. If you stack them, like I do with sugar cookies, you might find that they might break on you. But, they taste SO GOOD though.



  1. You're such a cool mom, Amber. Beautiful cookies. I think I might make cupcakes for the girls today. Unfortunately, the decorating will be limited to icing spread with a knife and maybe a couple candies. ;)

  2. I think I recognize a few of those! ;-) Thanks so much it was an incredible surprise today...I so didn't expect anything! Very kind! xoxox Elisa