Monday, February 23, 2015

GF heart-shaped shortbread sandwich cookies

 GF heart-shaped shortbread sandwich cookies




Basic directions for making the Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Mix.
  • 4 cups Bob's Red Mill  GF Shortbread Cookie Mix
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter or Non-Buttery Spread
  • 1 Egg Yolk (large-sized)
  • 2 Tbsp Water


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, beat non-dairy butterspread( or butter)  on medium speed for 30 seconds, or until smooth. Beat in egg yolk, then beat in water. On low speed, beat in cookie mix in 3 stages; first 1/2 cup, then half of the cookie mix, and then remaining cookie mix, until thoroughly blended. Dough will look dry and crumbly. 

Step 3

Gather dough into ball with hands and massage until very smooth. Divide dough in half and wrap both halves in plastic wrap.  Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
After the dough has chilled, take the first half piece of dough and roll to 1/4-inch, cut with a square biscuit cutter to make 2-inch cookies and place on inch apart on baking sheet.  I cut a heart shape pattern onto parchment paper and cut out the heart. Then place the heart shaped sketch onto the cookie and cut out the heart shape dough. Repeat with remaining half of dough &  reroll any scraps of dough; cut again to makes up to 16-18 sandwich  cookies.

 I melted some non-butterspread(or butter) and brush each cookie.

Step 4

Bake on middle rack of oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies just start to brown around edges. Cool cookies on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from baking sheet to cool completely.

Step 5

Make the Strawberry Shortcake icing.

Mix all ingredients together to form a smooth frosting.

  •  2 cups  confectioner sugar
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter or Non-Buttery Spread
  • 2 pkg Duncan Hines Strawberry shortcake frosting creations flavored mix
  • 1 tbsp Silk Cashew Milk


 Frost the  bottom cookie and place the heart shaped cookie on top of the icing. Fill the heart shape with Valentine sprinkles.

 These GF heart-shaped shortbread sandwich cookies

 was a big hit with my Sweetheart(husband) 

he told me these were his favorite Valentine treat! 

Yeah I warmed his heart this Valentine's Day !!!!


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