Tuesday, February 14, 2012

♥ Tea on Tuesday: Strawberry Valentine Cookies ♥

•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
•2 teaspoons baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt

•1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
•1 teaspoon shortening

•1/3 cup butter, softened
•2 tablespoons strawberry drink mix
•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.

~~yummy recipe and photo from: Simple & Delicious January/February 2008~~

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