When it comes to Valentine’s Day I’m not a red and pink kinda girl. I love rustic desserts that are not overly sweet or complicated. When trying to think of a romantic dessert I wanted to share a treat that not only girls would like, but guys and children would enjoy too.
These cookies are made with Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Baking Sticks. Crisco® shortening delivers higher, lighter-textured baked goods while also keeping them moist and tender. They also come in a measurable, easy-to-use package. Adding orange extract and orange zest to the dough gives these soft and tender cookies a subtle citrus flavor.
The only thing better than a cookie is a cookie with a filling. These Mexican inspired cookies will melt in your mouth and melt your heart. They are filled with cajeta, which is a thick and sweet confection made from sweetened caramelised goat’s milk. If you’d like to make homemade cajeta refer to this blog post, otherwise I’d recommend a squeezable store-bought bottle of cajeta for convenience.
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