Strawberry Valentine Cookies

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

This recipe and photo are from TOH - you can start your Valentine's Day tradition with these pretty, cookies; and you know strawberry is a perfect complement to the chocolate glaze. You can even write a secret message for your "sweetie".


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Serves:

2 dozen cookies

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE:

2/3 c
butter, softened
2/3 c
granulated sugar
1 large
egg
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
strawberry drink mix( powder)
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt

GLAZE:

1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
crisco solid shortening

FROSTING:

1/3 c
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
strawberry drink mix (powdered)
1 pinch
salt
3 c
powdered sugar
3 to 5 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cookie:
In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon juice. Combine flour, drink mix. baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2
On a lightly powdered sugar surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2 to 3 inch heart cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in 350^ oven for 8-10 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes before removing from tray to cooling rack.
3
Glaze:
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave safe dish at 30 second intervals; stir until smooth. Spread over cookies; let stand until set.
4
Frosting:
In a small bowl. beat butter, drink mix and salt until blended. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Add enough milk to desired thickness. Decorate cookies with you special messages.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy