The challenge this week for Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking is Valentine’s Day or Love. I bought a pastry mat and rolling pin a couple of months ago and hadn’t really used them yet so I figured it was time to try some sort of roll-out cookie. I made heart-shaped shortbread cookies for my valentine. We think they’re tasty on their own but you can put a dollop of jam on one and squish another on top to make a more decadent shortbread cookie sandwich.
I followed this recipe from Joy of Baking.com but used Earth Balance to make it vegan. I also skipped the heart-shaped window cutout and the white chocolate. For the cookies we chose to sandwich, we used a bit of the low-sugar strawberry jam I had left over from making the Strawberry Jam Swirl Crumbcake last week.