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Strawberry Valentine Cookies

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over cookies; let stand until set.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Nesquik brand drink mix.
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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