The beauty of these Shortbread Valentine Cookies is not simply skin deep! They look really pretty AND are so sweet, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Check out the easy tutorial below!
Combine powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons half and half and flavored extract in a medium-size bowl. Mix until smooth. The glaze should be fairly thick, but pourable. Add a little more half and half if too thick. Add more powdered sugar if it’s too thin. (See picture above in the post.) Taste the glaze and add more extract, if a more intense flavor is desired.
Transfer the glaze to a small shallow bowl (a little larger than your cookies). Add a drop of food color and stir well to combine. Add more food color if needed to achieve the desired color.
Repeat with remaining cookies. Place cookies on a cooling rack and allow the glaze to dry for 20-30 minutes.
See Café Tips above in post for more detailed instructions and tips for rolling even cookies.
Recipe Notes Makes 20-25 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
I use salted butter. If you use unsalted, add ½ teaspoon of salt to the dough.