shortbread cookies

February 15, 2012 by Angie

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 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.

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