Wholegrain Shortbread Hearts

I was recently gifted a bag of cedar isle farms wheat whole grain flour; made with 100% of the grain, this flour contains more nutrients and more flavour than ordinary flour. The best way to reap the benefits of a truly flavourful flour is shortbread, so in honour of Valentine’s Day E and I made shortbread hearts. We decorated them with lashings of dark chocolate, toasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries – one of the healthiest and tastiest Valentine’s treats I’ve ever had.


8 oz Grass-fed butter at room temperature
2 oz sugar
10 oz whole grain wheat flour


1. Preheat oven to 300F
2. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
3. Stir in flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
4. Tip mixture onto a floured surface and shape into a disc, roll dough to a thickness of 1/4-1/2 inch
5. Cut shapes and arrange on parchment lined baking sheet
6. Using a toothpick or fork poke decorative holes in cookies (optional)
7. Bake cookies for 20-30 minutes (depending on thickness)
8. Once cookies have cooled drizzle with melted chocolate and top with nuts, seeds, and berries
Whole Grain Shortbread Hearts Collage

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