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Citrus Shortbread Cookies

I think Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap.

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This is how my brother perceives February 14. And I get it. A lot of hype. A lot of obligation. Also, is this post a huge violation of your privacy Unk C? If so, I’ll take it down, but only if you bring a date to dinner next week. (P.S. Wanna come over for dinner next week?)

But Valentine’s Day. Yes.

Shouldn’t we tell our loved ones how much we adore them daily, not save it for one specific day? Do my kids really need yet another day to be overwhelmed with candy? (For the record, the valentines J Man handed out at school contained stickers, not candy. You’re welcome, moms.)

But on the flip side, if we don’t have a special day of love, when can we eat heart shaped pumpkin bread for breakfast?

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When else can you receive hand-written (albeit teacher assigned) professions of love from your child?

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When else can you get presents that are not only beautiful, but useful? (Matty B is the best.)

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When else can you make heart shaped everything?

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Unk C, we just need to find you the right lady.

Anyone looking for a super handsome, snowmobile driving, Vikings cheering, baker who is great with kids?

He’ll even make you these cookies…

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup ww pastry flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
Sprinkle of salt
1/2 cup vegan butter (1 stick)
1 TBS orange zest
1 TBS fresh orange juice
1/4 tsp lemon extract

Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp milk
Drop red food coloring

Instructions

Whisk all glaze ingredients together and set aside.

In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, salt and zest until just combined. Add butter, juice and extract. Pulse until a dry dough forms.

Roll onto floured surface. Cut out with desired shapes. Bake at 325 for 15-18 minutes. Let cool, then frost with glaze.

Unk C, are we still friends?

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