Valentine’s Day Raspberry Caramel Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

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Is that name too long? The answer is always: hells no. Because how are you suppose to know what it is with some fancy, catchy name like Love Cookies? Real catchy, huh? Well these love cookies are more than just Love Cookies. They are shortbread cookies that are cut into adorable hearts, spread with raspberry caramel on top, then sandwiched like…a sandwich. F*ck, I’m so not creative, am I?

PaleOMG Valentine's Day Raspberry Caramel Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

But who cares about creativity. Let’s talk about love. Because that’s what these cookies are all about! Love, eating, and then more love. Deep huh? About as deep as Olivia on The Bachelor gets. She had the best one-liners of the night on Monday night. She wanted Ben so badly to believe she was more intelligent than the other women, so she made sure to give him credible evidence that it was true. “I’m not like the other girls. I like reading my books in my room. And thinking.” For sure, Olivia, all those other girls hate thinking, you’re very special. But that first conversation at the rose ceremony wasn’t enough. She had to make sure he understood how much she likes to use her brain. So while they stood on a terrible island (it was a large rock with sand, a f*cking rock), getting blasted by a hurricane and her face turning the color of these cookies, she told him that “deep intellectual things are my jam.” You can’t use intellectual and jam in the same sentence. Unless your jam cookies spell out intellectual. Poor Olivia, she kept digging her grave trying to prove to her love that she was smart AF. Well, based on the show, she’s still living on that hurricane rock in the middle of no where, with only leftover rose petals to eat. Good luck, Olivia. You’ll think your way out of it.

But let’s talk more about the dates. Because those dates were probably the best of all time in Bachelor history. First, he started off with an individual date with the only dark haired chick left. I don’t even know what her name is. All I know is her face must be sore all.the.time from smiling so much. I love happy people, they are my favorite, but calm the eff down brunette. People who only laugh and smile are usually hiding something. What are you hiding? Obviously something if you’re telling Ben you’re in love with him but you’re afraid to tell him about yourself. Like, what? But whatever. She laughed her face off and then wore a fishing belt while catching a fish the size of her body. Who the hell invented that? A belt that’s attached the a fishing pole, that’s wrapped around a 100 pound woman while catching giant fish…isn’t that how you lose someone at sea? So romantic.

But the true romance went on during the group date. Five or something females were taken to an island and forced to feed swimming pigs. Not just cute little piglets, but straight up nipple hanging, hairy ass island pigs. While in their bikinis. How f*cked up is that? The pigs were legit attacking the women. If I am ever taken on a date where I’m forced to feed pigs, while being filmed in my bikini, I will first shoot the man with a BB gun then stomp on his ween, for good measure. ABC what the hell were you thinking? You’re awesome. Next week can’t come soon enough. Maybe they’ll be forced to feed the monkeys from the Hunger Games next time around. Fingers crossed!

PaleOMG Valentine's Day Raspberry Caramel Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Valentine's Day Raspberry Caramel Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

5.0 rating
9 reviews
PREP 20 mins
COOK 10 mins
TOTAL 30 mins
Yields 12 cookies

INGREDIENTS :

For the shortbread crust

For garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients for the crust into a food processor and pulse until completely combine. The dough should combine into a slight ball once combine. Place the dough in between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out flat, to about ¼ inch. Remember that the dough will rise when cooked so you want the dough to be pretty thin so the cookies sandwiches aren't too thick. Once the dough is thin, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts. (My dough made 24 cookies, but you could still make a couple more with leftover dough, I was just lazy) Then with half the hearts, use a smaller heart cookie cutter to cut out the middle of half the hearts. Place all heart dough on the baking sheet and into the oven for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden.
  3. Let cookies cool completely. To make the sandwich cookies: on the non cut out cookies, add about ½ teaspoon of raspberry caramel to the middle of the cookie, then place a cut out cookie on top, smashing the caramel between the cookies. Repeat with all cookies and feel free to decorate the smaller cookies. Sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar on top.
  4. Store in closed container in the fridge for up to 1+ week.

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INGREDIENTS :

For the shortbread crust

For garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients for the crust into a food processor and pulse until completely combine. The dough should combine into a slight ball once combine. Place the dough in between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out flat, to about ¼ inch. Remember that the dough will rise when cooked so you want the dough to be pretty thin so the cookies sandwiches aren't too thick. Once the dough is thin, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts. (My dough made 24 cookies, but you could still make a couple more with leftover dough, I was just lazy) Then with half the hearts, use a smaller heart cookie cutter to cut out the middle of half the hearts. Place all heart dough on the baking sheet and into the oven for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden.
  3. Let cookies cool completely. To make the sandwich cookies: on the non cut out cookies, add about ½ teaspoon of raspberry caramel to the middle of the cookie, then place a cut out cookie on top, smashing the caramel between the cookies. Repeat with all cookies and feel free to decorate the smaller cookies. Sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar on top.
  4. Store in closed container in the fridge for up to 1+ week.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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29 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Raspberry Caramel Shortbread Sandwich Cookies”

  1. Oh my…I so look forward to your Bachelor recaps and your blog of course…funny, funny, funny. I can’t wait until next Monday night!

  2. Haha, you’re spot on! This episode was the best and worst all together… it’s been awhile since it’s been that entertaining!
    Cannot wait to try these cookies too, YUM!

    1. Ghee IS butter… clarified. (Heated until the solids fall to the bottom of the pan.) Regular butter would work the same way as ghee.

  3. My watch-party’s theory: they’re leaving her on the little island which will be the new Bachelor In Paradise location. So her new future husband will show up soon enough 🙂

    Did anyone else notice that those pigs were being fed hot dogs? I’m pretty sure those Bahama hot dogs weren’t grass-fed-beef dogs. Poor piggies becoming accidental cannibals…

    Anyway, these are adorable! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  4. Bachelor just keeps getting more and more ridiculous and entertaining! Your recap is fn awesome! You could totally do the after show! Gonna make these cookies with my kiddo for V-day! They look deliciousness and so cute! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. hahahaha I love this post. So hilarious! I had to work Monday night and watched the show last night. I could not wait to read what you had to say about the episode. Making me laugh so hard with this Juli. I kinda of felt bad for Olivia when they filmed her as she was being left along on that island. Only for a moment though because I was glad she was off the show. I have to agree that other girl is just too happy. I like JoJo.

    1. i wish we could see behind the scenes stuff, like them telling her “ok wait here looking absolutely horrified and we will fly over with a helicopter and come get you in about 15 minutes, before you’re swept out to sea by the hurricane”

  6. Ohhh my goodness your Bachelor commentary just echoed pretty much all of my thoughts while watching.

    How did they manage to plan dates with an extravagant budget, in the Bahamas, that were so awful? No thx. Maybe we’d understand if we were as smart as Olivia.

    This recipe is adorable. Do you think you could use any other frozen fruit for the caramel? Perhaps frozen strawberries or blueberries?

  7. Drooling at those cookies! You have the best Valentine’s Day treats. I had to stop making the almond butter blondies last year because I ended up eating multiple per sitting and then making another batch again. Never got sick of them… ugh, so good!

  8. Your descriptive posts over the train wrecks on The Bachelor always crack me up!

    And those cookies…excuse me while I drool all over my desk at work.

  9. I do not watch the Bachelor anymore, but O.M.G. I am peeing my self laughing over your recap. I needed that laugh! You are a freakin’ hoot! And the cookies? look fab, making them this weekend for me, myself and I!

  10. OMG. No eggs!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. My daughter has an egg allergy and I’ve been trying for a year now to create scrumptious Paleo desserts–without egg.
    These look divine. We’ll be making them this weekend for sure!

  11. Juli, this recipe is absolutely the best! I made these all weekend long. Plan on gifting a batch or 2. Where did you find your cookie cutters? After many attempts my largest yield was 10 cookies.

  12. I made these last night and they were amazing! In fact, I have already had one for breakfast. I gave away 1/2 to a friend who is also doing paleo because 1. I wanted her to try them, and 2. I would probably eat them all…today….if they were in my possession! I think the almond flour gives cookies so much more depth and flavor than regular flour! One question I did have is about the ghee. Did you use it cold, soft, or melted? I just took mine right from the fridge to the food processor and it worked just fine, but I wasn’t sure!

  13. You’re are so funny! You absolutely kill it. I am not sure how your cookies will turnout when i will try them but this post is great!

  14. Hi Juli,

    Love you, love your blog & podcast!!
    Do you think I can use this recipe for Christmas Sugar cookies for icing?
    I’m looking for a Paleo sugar cookie recipe that would stand up to preschoolers icing them.

    Let me know pleeeeaaassse!!
    Wishing you all the best!

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