Monday, February 20, 2012

Strawberry Chocolate Valentine Cookies

Posted by Lori:

These cookies are so pretty!  They aren't just for Valentine's Day, but are especially pretty for the sweetheart holiday.  I just read the reviews on the cookie last night, which explains why I didn't care for the taste when I made them.  The Taste of Home recipe says to use strawberry drink mix, so I thought Kool Aid, as did many other bakers, BUT, it should be Nestle Strawberry Drink Mix.  So, it will be a great cookie with the right ingredient!!

2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup strawberry drink mix (NESQUIK, NOT KOOL AID!!)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

GLAZE: 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

FROSTING: 1/3 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons strawberry drink mix (NESQUIK, NOT KOOL AID!!)
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups confectioners' sugar
3 to 5 tablespoons
2% milk

In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon juice. Combine the flour, drink mix, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2- to 3-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over cookies; let stand until set. In a small bowl, beat the butter, drink mix and salt until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Decorate cookies. Yield: about 2 dozen. Pin It Now!

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