Quick and Easy Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies

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This past Friday when I got home from teaching my darling kindergartners my mom came over and we decided to make some quick and easy heart shaped shortbread cookies. We had so much fun baking and then styling these yummy cookies for some pretty pictures!Quick and easy heart shaped shortbread cookies.

Today I am joining some blogger friends for the Vintage Valentine’s Day Blog Hop hosted by the talented Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home. If you are coming from my friend Kristin at White Arrows Home, welcome!

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Quick and Easy Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies

If you have followed me here for awhile you know I love to do projects with my mom and we definitely love our shortbread. Well these cookies are made with a slightly different recipe than our usual one  because this time, we used the cutest heart shaped cookie mold that my mom has had for years and it came with it’s own recipe.A ceramic cookie mold makes baking  shortbread so much easier!

In my opinion shortbread is the BEST butter cookie of all! This heart shaped mold made it so easy to make these beauties and it even came with a little booklet full of several different and unique shortbread recipes to try. We chose the classic shortbread cookie recipe pictured below because we had all of the ingredients on hand. It called for 4 simple ingredients and boy was it quick to whip up! BONUS: I found the exact same shortbread cookie pan on Amazon. I love that they still sell it!

A classic shortbread recipe to use in the ceramic cookie mold.

Tips for Ceramic Molds

When using a ceramic cookie mold it’s good to have a wooden spoon on hand to gently bang the back of the mold to help release the cookie. Also, make sure to cut the shortbread into pieces while it is still warm. These simple tips will ensure that your cookies stay intact and come out just perfect.Fresh out of the oven delicious shortbread!

Tips and tricks for baking shortbread with a cookie mold.

Heart shaped shortbread cookies fresh from the oven.

Style Time

Then of course you must take some time to style those beautiful cookies before you enjoy them! Ha Ha…but seriously, once they came out they not only looked yummy but looked so pretty! We  worked some magic and enjoyed pairing them with my favorite boxwood green dresser , vintage baskets,  red tulips and my mom’s gorgeous Emma Bridgewater teapot and cups. Then we gobbled a few up. 😉

Emma Bridgewater tea sets and shortbread cookies.
Tea time, tulips, shortbread cookies and painted furniture!
Easy heart shaped shortbread cookies and tea.
Stunning, right?Heart shaped shortbread cookie recipe that is easy and yummy to make!

These quick and easy heart shaped shortbread cookies are not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, but lovely any time you are craving something delicious and special.

Next up on the blog hop is some vintage Valentine’s Day inspiration from Welch House 1900.  You can find even more Valentine’s Day inspiration by clicking the pictures below. Thank you for stopping by today and in case you missed them you might also enjoy my heart shaped felted pillows that I shared last week! 🙂




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  1. Your cookies look delicious and I adore your tulips vignette on the green dresser! It makes my heart happy to be joining you on this hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Kelly, How fun working with your mom on this hop! I am in love with your cookie mold and the recipe. Thanks for sharing where I can purchase one of those and the recipe. Also. I love how you styled your sweet cookies. That chest and baskets are so pretty! Enjoy doing the hop with you. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  3. I’ve seen cookie molds like this before Kelly but I’ve never actually used one! I had no idea shortbread cookies this pretty were so easy to make. I love the details on your mold and how the recipe is only 4 ingredients too. I’m definitely going to keep my eyes out for a similar cookie mold because this would be so much fun to try. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Yes Coco …so easy and so much fun! You should definitely keep your eyes peeled. I will occasionally see these types of molds at garage sales for real cheap!Thank you!

  4. What a great idea to turn that into smaller cookies! Loved your styling too. But those little cuties wouldn’t last long enough for a quick pic at my house. Hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day!

  5. Kelly,
    The heart-shaped shortbread cookies look delicious. You and your mom did a great job styling them with the Emma Bridgewater teapot and cups. The basket with the tulips and the coordinating red-patterned plates on the green chest of drawers is beautiful. Your photographs captured the beauty of everything. Great job cookie styling and photography styling.

    The prettiest things shine best when styled so beautifully.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,

  6. Oh yummy!!! I have never used a cookie mold like this! They turn out so pretty! I need to try it! Love how you styled them too before eating!! Don’t we all have to do that!

  7. Your cookies look delicious and they are pretty. I’ve never used a shortbread mold but after seeing how nice your cookies look, I’d like to try it.

  8. Kelly, these shortbread cookies not only sound delicious but they are so pretty. Love how you showed them off with the adorable heart plates and kettle. How cute. Great to be on the blog hop with you.

  9. Decorating, baking, and gobbling sweet (and beautiful) goodies with your mom…what a perfect day! Everything looks so beautiful! I love the tulips and the way you styled everything on that yummy green dresser. I never tire of seeing it in your posts!

    Thank you so much for joining this hop. I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  10. That shortbread is so cute and looks so tasty.

    But, the showstopper for me is that green dresser – fabulous piece and color. The basket of tulips on top of it is the icing on the cake. I’ll be copying this idea.

  11. Love,love the dresser and basket!!!!
    Share more details on both, please.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your Mom.

  12. Oh my! I grew up with my mom making shortbread cookies and I love them!! They certainly are pretty styled on the dresser and next to your moms darling tea set. It’s wonderful that you spend time together. I cherish the fun times I had with my mother. I miss her every day!

  13. What a pretty display…that tea set is adorable, and the red tulips in the basket add such a lovely touch. The shortbread looks delicious! It has been so much fun blog hopping with you!

  14. Oh my goodness, I am in love with that green dresser! The color is amazing! And that basket full of tulips, simply beautiful!!

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