Strawberry Valentine Cookies

 
 
 

Start a new Valentine’s Day tradition with these pretty, whimsical cookies from Marna Heitz of Farley, Iowa. Strawberry is a perfect complement to the chocolate glaze.

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Glaze:

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) HERSHEY'®S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

 

Frosting:

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry drink mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over cookies; let stand until set.
  4. 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.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home magazine. Visit TasteofHome.com for more Valentine's Day recipes for kids.

 
 
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