Valentine's day is all about love and what better way to show someone that you love them than baking a sweet treat for them?
These soft, buttery cookies with a peanut butter cup center are a perfect way to celebrate the people you love.
Peanut Butter Heart Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons of butter softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups of flour
1 scant cup of cornstarch, not a full cup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
20 Hershey's Kisses or Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts
In the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment cream together 2 sticks of butter and sugar. In a separate bowl sift together flour and cornstarch add salt and stir. Add the dry ingredients and the vanilla to the bowl and mix on high speed until combined, if mixture seems crumbly add extra tablespoons of butter.
Form dough into a ball and wrap with plastic, then refrigerate for minimum 20 minutes or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325, line baking sheets with parchment paper. Form dough into balls and place on baking sheet 1 inch apart. Then use either your thumb or a glass to flatten cookie. Bake cookie for 15-20 minuets or until golden around the edges. I recommend checking after 10 minutes and then keeping an eye on them. Remove cookies from oven and let sit for one minute. Then place an unwrapped kiss or peanut butter heart in the center. Cool and enjoy.
Note: I was not paying attention and my cookies browned more than I wanted around the edges.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!