Shortbread cookies with a "glass heart"

The secret recipe for making delicious colorful shortbread cookies with a glass heart.

Today for my column Pies and pastries in the kitchen, I offer you the recipe for shortbread cookies with "glass heart," an absolute novelty that is still little known 😉

For the shortbread dough, I used my friend Cris's recipe. who has some great recipes from desserts to main courses as well as lots of trivia about wonderful places, if you want to take a look I'll leave the link to his bolg: ingiroingiro

The ingredients I used are:

  • 250 g flour
  • 125 g of sugar
  • The grated zest of one lemon or 10-12 drops of citrus flavoring
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 150 g soft white butter (strictly at room temperature)
  • 2 x 9 ml vials of food coloring color red
  • Hard fruit candies
  • Large and small flower-shaped cake molds

Oven preheated to 180°.

To prepare the pastry in a bowl I poured the sifted flour, sugar, grated lemon zest, I also added the citrus aroma (but you can decide whether to put or the zest or aroma), the whole egg, the butter softened at room temperature, two vials of 9 ml of red food coloring (even here you can decide the color you like best) and a pinch of salt.

Then I mixed the ingredients using only the fingertips until the mixture was soft.

I quickly compacted with my hands just long enough to get a smooth and homogeneous dough.

I wrapped it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Now begins the most beautiful work, creating cookies😊

First of all turn on the oven at 180 degrees, the oven must be hot!

Then I spread the pastry with a rolling pin and I made the biscuit in the shape of a flower, first with the larger mold and then in the center with the smaller one, creating a central hole and I placed them on a baking sheet above the baking paper.

After that, with a rolling pin I crushed some hard candies and the pieces obtained I placed them in the center of the biscuit that the heat of the oven melted by joining them to the pastry creating a glass effect.

Now all that remains is to bake them for 4/5 minutes (unventilated oven).

And here they are! Cute colored cookies with a glass heart!

They are exquisite😊

Ciao, see you soon!