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Valentine Shortbread Cookies

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“Another Valentine delectable! These are fun to make and sooo good to eat! I love the richness of the cookie with the chocolate icing. They are also very pretty on a plate once they're all decorated. Great for a Valentine party!”
READY IN:
55mins
YIELD:
24 2x4 inch diamonds
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream 1 1/4 cups margarine in large bowl.
  2. Gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add 1/4 tsp almond extract and salt.
  4. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Add ground almonds.
  6. Press dough into a 10x15" jelly roll pan; prick with a fork.
  7. Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  8. Cut into diamond shapes and remove from pan; cool completely.
  9. Meanwhile in a small mixing bowl, cream remaining 6 Tbsp margarine with confectioners sugar and milk until light and fluffy; beat in chocolate and 1/4 tsp almond extract.
  10. Spread frosting on cookies.
  11. Decorate as desired.
  12. (I make my own pink chocolate hearts from Merck's wafers using a mold, and put one on top of each cookie.).

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