Um, these might be the most beautiful shortbread cookies of all time. Which is perfect for the loving Valentine’s season we’re about to enter.
I honestly don’t think I’m going to frost a cookie another way ever again. This marble technique is easy, pretty, and you can do it with just about any colour you want. Obvisouly I went with pink for Valentine’s Day but you can switch up the colours for whatever your heart desires.
One weekend I made these filled with strawberry jam and they were such a hit that I decided to make them again, using my salted butter caramel as the filling. While I’m more partial to the contrast of berry and shortbread, the salted caramel was also delicious. I think I also like the overall look of the jam peeking through the sandwich too.
Honestly though, you could fill these with pretty much anything you want and they’d be delicious. Chocolate ganache? Yum. Peanut butter? Not for me, but definitely a good idea for the peanut butter lover in your life. You could even make it a really fancy s’more type cookie with marshmallow fluff and chocolate.
The possibilities are endless.
I think the frosting might be the best part of these cookies though. It’s so pretty! And it’s also deceptively easy. Make some royal icing, drop in a few drops of food colouring, gently swirl and then it’s ready to go! You want to see the white and variation in the icing, don’t turn it pink or whatever colour you add.
As well as the cookie tops, I also dipped the little mini hearts in the frosting. Mostly because I wanted more beauty on my kitchen counter 😉
Make these for your loved ones, or better yet, make these with your loved ones. Fun for adults, fun for kids. Happy baking!