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Strawberry Valentine Cookies (From Simple and Delicious Magazine not included in the HLM article)

Perfect cookies for Valentines day, 

Course Dessert
Keyword cookies, strawberry, valentine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling 2 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients

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 semisweet 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

Instructions

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. 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 small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over cookies; let stand until set.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, drink mix and salt. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Decorate cookies. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Recipe Notes

Yield: about 2 dozen.