I met a darling baker on Memorial Day. Jennifer sells her delectable cookies at the Fishers, Indiana, Farmers’ Market which runs from the end of May to the end of September on Saturday mornings. Indy friends, please look for her at her Sugar4 booth, and let her know I sent you. I tasted her incredibly decadent chocolate brownies and asked her if she’d like to share a recipe for my blog. Her choice was her popular Shortbread Hearts…which she often dips in or decorates with chocolate.
As I’m not so arsty, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try out my “Biscuit Press Sets” which I won on a blog giveaway from my sweet friend, Maya, of Foodiva’s Kitchen. Please visit her gorgeous blog…Maya has a true knack for food styling…everything she posts is both delicious and stunning. Maya is from Brunei, in Southeast Asia, and it doesn’t look like these fabulous cookie presses are not available in the US, but you may be able to find something similar. They worked like a charm and made such cute cookies. I’ve promised to make these again soon…and sandwich two around some chocolate frosting. I simply glazed this batch with a mixture of powdered sugar, milk and vanilla paste. Every single family member loved these…and that’s saying A LOT! Great cookies, Jennifer~
Cookie presses can be purchased here.
Jennifer’s Shortbread…recipe courtesy of Jennifer Terrell/Sugar4
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean cut and scraped
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt