Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweetheart Shortbread

Take it from me and Mary over at One Perfect Bite, these shortbread cookies are the best!  Just as I have favorite cookbooks that I frequently take down from the shelf, I have favorite blogs that I visit daily and draw inspiration from and find recipes that are tried, true, adventuresome and delicious.  Mary's is a one-stop destination and I'm sending all of you over for the recipe for these perfect shortbread cookies.  Quite likely you have all the ingredients on hand.  They are quick to make and delicious to eat.  


When you get over to One Perfect Bite, just search out the January 16, 2010 post of the recipe.   You'll find the archive on the right.  I'm really doing you a favor by not knowing how to link directly to the recipe (I tried).  You'll find many entries to explore.  


The only "tweak" to the recipe came when I wanted pink icing and had no food coloring.  I used about a drop and a half (sorry, can't relate that any better) of beet juice.  You absolutely cannot taste beets!!!!!




HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL!

33 comments:

  1. YUM!!!! I can almost smell them from here.....sigh :)

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  2. I'm amazed that you HAD beet juice but no food coloring! I don't think I've ever had a beet in my house!

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  3. I love using beets to make pink paint in my classroom. The children love shaking the container with the beets and the white paint and then painting with it. It's kind of a art in science lesson.

    Love shortbread!

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  4. Shortbread is such a great treat!! Love the pink color!

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  5. i would never have thought of the beet juice and they do make sugar from beets i think. beautiful and tasty

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  6. Very clever using beet juice, Bonnie. I made Valentine heart sugar cookies this morning. Yours are so festive with the pretty pink frosting.

    I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day.

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day Bonnie and these cookies look so full of love!

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day!!!Shortbread are a favourite around here.

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  9. Hi Bonnie, Those shortbread cookies do look AWESOME... I can almost taste them..

    Never would have thought of using beet juice for coloring... Neat!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Sooooo pretty! I used beetroot recently to dye some icing for a cake. Love it!

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  11. Happy Valentines Day. And congrats on capturing the texture of the baked goods.

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  12. beautiful...

    to link up a particular post.... click on the heading for that post...it then shows the "http" address at the top for that particular post only ... click, highlight and copy it... go to your post... highlight the words you want to use for linking...and click on "link" next to the photo icon..... and when another box shows up saying about the address... paste it into the appropriate line. If it won't let you paste with the mouse... go to "edit" at the top of your regular page ...click...then scroll down to Paste and paste from there... that should do it. I hope.

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  13. Shortbread is my all-time favorite cookie. These look adorable and delicious!

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  14. Delightful cookies with a classic flavor!

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  15. The movie afternoon was such fun! Thank you, dear friend, for providing the perfect antidote for yet another cold and snowy week.

    The luncheon was delicious: a fresh and flavorful salad, tomato soup and the wonderful savory biscotti, topped off with the yummy cupcakes prepared by Andrew and the loveliest of pale pink cookies.

    I have been asked to pass on a message to Oliver from his special friend, Casey the Snow Dog. She thanks him most sincerely for the delicious Valentine dog cookies and wishes that she too could study baking with the master and mistress of baking!

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  16. Those cookies look so pretty and I love the idea of using beetroot juice to colour them pink.

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  17. West Dairy is in Hayward, Wisconsin.

    It's worth the trip! - - - ALL of Hayward is worth the trip in my humble opinion!

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  18. Pretty little Valentine cookies -- seems pink is the color of Valentine's this year!

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  19. These are beautiful, and wow, are you resourceful or what? We both love Mary! She is so sweet, and knows just everything about food!

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  20. I'm sure in the "olden" days they used such things as beet juice to color food ... so good for you to be so creative in a pinch. It's a pretty shade, and like the shape as well. This is the first year in many I have not made valentine cookies, but maybe it's a good thing. :-)

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  21. Beets! How interesting! Your food is so beautiful. How can you bear to eat it!
    Brenda

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  22. The cookies look beautiful! Wish I had used beet juice tonight... I have Valentine's Cupcakes with HOT PINK icing-ugh. I love Mary's site, always find inspiration there:@)

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  23. I'm all of a sudden craving iced shortbread cookies!

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  24. Thanks for your sweet visit -- I love shortbread cookies! These look like the perfect Valentine's treat!

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  25. re, the silver, you know "tarnished" is really "in" these days too, so you could go either way! Either way, have fun with your friends.

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  26. It was so nice of you to feature my Valentine shortbread. We love it. It is nice to know that others do as well. I hope you had a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  27. I love Mary's site as well. :) Those cookies are so pretty- using beet juice was so clever!

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  28. I love both of you ladies, and I have no doubt that this shortbread was perfect. I love that you used beet juice to color your frosting. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. Take time to love yourself and those that are dearest to your heart!

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  29. Very interesting! I never met a cookie I didn't like!! These make me wish for a cup of coffee and one of those pretty pink confections right now!!!!!

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  30. Hi Bonnie. Such a cute post - I love Mary's blog One Perfect Bite. Thanks for stopping by my Virginia born blog :). It's so very nice to meet you.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  31. OH, we are going to be blogging buddies, LOVE to cook... thank for stopping by and happy valentine's Day.

    Pattie

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  32. These look so precious! And perfect to celebrate the day of love :)

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  33. Good idea to use the drop and a half :) of beet juice! I don't think you could get this pale of a pink color by using food coloring.

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