Circus Shortbread Cookies | Makes 3 Dozen
2 sticks (226 g.) organic butter, softened
142 g. (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted
1 T. vanilla extract
2 tsp. all natural almond flavor
255 g. (2 cups) organic flour
170 g. (1 cup + 3 T.) organic powdered sugar, sifted
2 T. water
1 T. all natural cherry flavor
½ tsp. organic vanilla extract
¼ tsp. of ColorKitchen Pink Color
India Tree natural white pearls
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and almond flavor. Mix on low until combined, if there are still butter chunks it’s okay.
Add the flour and mix on low to combine completely.
On a baking sheet with parchment paper, ball the cookies into a round disk like shape. They should be about 1.5” in diameter. Space them at least 1” apart, they will spread slightly when baking.
Bake for 13 minutes.
Once the cookies have cooled, start the glaze.
In a mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar, water, cherry flavor, vanilla extract and pink dye. Whisk or stir to combine completely into a hot pink glaze.
Drizzle glaze over cookies and sprinkle with white pearls.
High Altitude – bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes