Heart Beet Shortbread Cookies
Nothing could be more adorable than these pink, shortbread cookies made with vibrant beets! Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C. Just one cup of beets contains 60 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 2.5 grams of protein. It’s also packed with minerals, like calcium, manganese and potassium, which is great for muscle, nerve, bones, kidney and pancreas functions.
Fun-shaped and naturally colored, these beet shortbread cookies make the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day or any day!
- ¾ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- ½ Cup Almond Flour
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Light Agave
- ½ Teaspoon Pure Almond Extract
- ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ½ Cup Raw Red Beets, shredded
- 3 Tablespoons Vegan Butter Spread or Margarine, room temperature
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar, sifted
- ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Almond Milk
Steps to Prepare
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Using your Veggie Bullet, use the shredding attachment to shred red beets and set aside.
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Add beets, agave, almond extract and margarine and mix until a pliable dough forms.
- Wrap dough tightly in cellophane wrap and place in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and roll out onto floured surface into a disk approximately 1/4” inch thickness. Use cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes.
- Place on a sheet pan with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes. 12 minutes will yield a cookie with a softer middle. 14 minutes will yield a consistency closer to true shortbread.
- Remove cookies from sheet pan and place on cooling rack. Once cool to the touch, glaze with almond milk icing (see notes).
- To make the icing, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla and almond milk in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Add 1 teaspoon of additional almond milk at a time until desired drizzle consistency is reached.
- Don't have a Veggie Bullet? You can use a hand spiralizer to spiralize your fruits and veggies, a food processor to shred and chop, or a knife and cutting board to slice. Expect additional prep time and counter space.