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Strawberry Valentine Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 2 dozen

Start a new Valentine’s Day tradition with these pretty, whimsical cookies. The sweet strawberry flavor is a perfect complement to the chocolate glaze. —Marna Heitz
Strawberry Valentine Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large 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 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 2% milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 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 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 8-10 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Cool 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 butter, drink mix and salt until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Decorate cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 231 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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