Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡
Happy Valentines weekend! I’m hoping you can stay for a while. ..♡
Because I’ve planned a special day of sweet baking.
There’s still plenty of time to bake up a little sweet lovely treat.
Do you have your apron on?
Oh, no worries…we can wait…
so go and grab your favorite apron.
Much better! Much better!
Isn’t this fun. ..♡
And, let’s not worry about making a sweet mess. Sweet messes are the best. ♡
Happy Valentine’s Day Sweet friend!
For more Valentine inspirationhttp:www.pinterest.com/marcialren/valentines-day
LEMON SHORTBREAD COOKIES
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 bag Wilton Pink Candy Melts
assorted sprinkles to decorate
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter & sugar in a large bowl. Add lemon zest and blend well. With mixer on low speed, add flour a little at a time. Dough will be crumbly, so dump it out onto a counter top or pastry board and work it together by hand until smooth. Pat or roll dough out into a rectangle that is about 1/2″ thick. Cut into desired shapes. Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes until bottom edges are just starting to brown. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Melt pink candy melts in a microwave on 50% power until soft, then stir to combine, (or use a water bath.) using a palette knife, spread some “frosting” on lower half of cookies. Decorate with sprinkles of choice. Let frosting set before attaching ribbon.