Betty's Shortbread for Valentine's Day

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Feb. 13, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Shortbread for Valentine's Day. This would make a great last-minute choice, if you want to impress someone special to you. It is quick and easy and has very few ingredients, yet looks elegant and dramatic.


Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) , softened
Confectioners sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For topping
Colored sugar 2 Tablespoon (or more as needed (you can also use plain white sugar but red colored sugar to make shortbread perfect for valentine's day))



1. In a large bowl, take softened butter and using an electric mixer, on medium speed beat until light and fluffy.

2. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and beat well.

3. Stir in all-purpose flour and mix until completely incorporated. (Dough will be stiff.)

4. Into a 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch jelly roll pan, transfer the dough and press to spread evenly. Prick dough with a fork as shown in the video.

5. Pop the pan in refrigerator for 1 ½ hours to chill.

6. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.


7. Pop the pan in oven and bake for 5 minutes.

8. Reduce heat to 300 degree F and bake for an additional 10 to 20 minutes. Shortbread is done when it starts to turn golden brown.

9. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool for 2 minutes.

10. Sprinkle sugar on top and immediately cut shortbread into desired shapes.

11. Place cut cookies on a cooling rack and let it cool completely.


12. Serve shortbread with a glass of iced tea.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 360Calories from Fat 203

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3 mg0.13%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 11 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet