Strawberry Valentine Cookies Recipe
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Strawberry Valentine Cookies Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  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. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Nesquik brand drink mix.
Originally published as Strawberry Valentine Cookies in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p16

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"I discovered the recipe in one of the TOH annual books and there were no notations about Nesquik. A "footnote" about the product that the recipe was tested with would have been helpful."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"I used Kool-aid and the cookies were too red and tart. If I made again, I would use the Nesquik as suggested."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"These were awful. The strawberry drink mix in the dough was extremely tart. Seemed like there was something missing from the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"Lovely soft cookies with a fantastic flavor, my family asks for these all the time now!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"These are very good cookies. I did not modify any of the ingredients, but I did wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chilled it in the refrigerator. They weren't any harder to roll out and cut than any other sugar cookie recipe. I like the strawberry chocolate combination."

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