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Valentine's Recipes Worth Celebrating


Love is in the air! And with what we've all endured the last 10 months, Love should be celebrated now more than ever!


This week we are featuring 2 cookie recipes. They are both delectably delicious! We can't decide which one we like best so, of course, we have to continue our taste tests until there is a clear winner! Right?! OK...well... that's the argument we're using anyway. 😋


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❤️Strawberry Shortcake Cookies❤️


Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

½ cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 box strawberry cake mix

¼ cup powdered sugar

Valentine sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add egg and mix until combined.

  2. Add strawberry cake mix to cream cheese mixture and mix until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips.

  3. Refrigerate dough for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator. Using a cookie scoop, shape into balls. Roll in powdered sugar and then in Valentine sprinkles. Place cookies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten cookie slightly and add more sprinkles if needed.

  4. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to rest on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Yields: 30 to 36 cookies


❤️Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies❤️


Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

¾ tsp. salt

¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/3 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 Tbsp. buttermilk

1 ½ tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. lemon juice

5 tsp. red food coloring

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.

  2. In bowl of electric mixer with paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time, blending until each is combined. Mix in milk, vanilla, lemon juice and red food coloring.

  3. With mixer on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until firm enough to shape into balls.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator and using a cookie scoop, shape into balls. Roll balls into powdered sugar and evenly coat. Transfer to cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten cookie slightly. Bake in oven for 12 to 14 minutes. Allow to rest on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack.

Yields: 36 to 40 cookies


We can't wait for y'all to join the debate to weigh in on which cookie is your favorite! Until then, we hope your days are overflowing with joy, happiness, health, and yes: LOVE! ❤️



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