strawberry almond cookies
The Vegan Valentine’s Day Challenge begins with Strawberry Almond Shortbread Cookies! If you love marzipan you are going to LOVE these cookies and they’ll make great homemade gifts! I also love the fact that there are only six ingredients and they’re all easily accessible. You should definitely try these out!
strawberry almond shortbread cookies
They have a rich and smooth buttery taste but hints of almond sweetness! They’re so reminiscent of marzipan but in a slightly crunchy cookie form! The strawberry center compliments the almond beautifully and also makes for great decoration. These are a perfect Valentine’s Day sweet for your significant other.
– Alexis ♥
 

Strawberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Filling
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350°F

Beat together the butter, sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy and then add in the dry ingredients a cup at a time until fully incorporated and starts to form a ball. Chill for an hour or until firm.

After letting the dough chill, flour your work surface and roll out until it’s a ¼” inch thick. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter cut out as many cookies as you want, re-rolling out the dough as needed.

When you’re done cutting out the cookies, using any utensil you can draw with that’s not sharp (I used the rounded end of metal chopsticks) create an outline of a heart and then use your fingers to create a deep enough hole to fill it with the jam. Using a ziplock bag with the edge cut off, pipe the jam in the heart wells you created, making sure not to overfill it.

Bake the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15-18 or until the edges start to turn a golden brown.

Let cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

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