Raspberry and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies - Valentine's Day Recipe

This Valentine’s Day, why not give your honey something that you took time and poured your heart into? Show him/her how much you care with these cute and delicious raspberry and white chocolate Valentine’s Day shortbread cookies.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup Confectioner's sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate (optional but recommended)
  • ⅓ cup raspberry jam
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Line your baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and icing sugar together for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the vanilla and salt and continue to mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Add the flour gradually until your mixture has formed a dough.
  6. Sprinkle some flour onto your surface and roll out the dough until it is about ⅛ inch thick.
  7. Cut out your cookie shapes with a cookie cutter. On half the cookies, cut out a smaller heart shape in the center.
  8. Place cookies on baking tray and place tray in the refrigerator to chill while the oven is preheating.
  9. Bake the cookies 8 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.
  10. On the cut out cookies, sprinkle a layer of icing sugar on top.
  11. Once the cookies are cooled, melt the white chocolate. Then spread a layer of melted white chocolate on the full cookies (ones that are not cut out). Let the chocolate set slightly for 5-10 minutes.
  12. Spread a layer of raspberry jam on top of the chocolate.
  13. Place the cut out cookies on top. Be careful not to smudge the icing sugar.

Original Recipe from Ahead of Thyme.

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