Recipe Tuesday: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jam Cookies.

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This should have been Recipe Sunday. But if you read yesterday’s post, you’d understand the baking drama which I went through these past two days in order to bring these cookies to fruition. And after eating not one, but two of them, I can say with complete certainty that all the pain and hardship was entirely worth it. It all started with a heart-shaped pan…

From which sprung forth white chocolate chip cookie shells….

a cookie to build a dream on.

Which were then filled with homemade strawberry jam…

a heart full of love (and jam).

And finally topped with melted chocolate, colored pink.

pink is the new chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jam Cookies.

What you’ll need:

5 oz.   shortening

8 oz.   sugar

.25 oz.  salt

3 oz. (about 2)  eggs

.25 oz.  vanilla

10 oz.  flour

.25 oz.  baking soda

10 oz. white chocolate chips

What you’ll do:

Preheat the oven to 375° F.  In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs and vanilla, and add to the shortening/sugar.  In another bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Fold that mixture into the other ingredients until evenly mixed. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Scoop about a tablespoon sized ball of dough into each of the hearts, and smush it into the shape of the heart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the hearts turn brown.You don’t need to spray the pan, but let them sit in the pan for at 5 minutes to cool before trying to remove them. I broke one trying to remove them too soon.

For the Jam:

What you’ll need:

2 cups fresh chopped strawberries

1/2 cup sugar

What you’ll do:

In a large saucepan, bring the sugar and strawberries to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and skimming off some of the froth. Turn off heat, cover pan, and leave covered until cool.

For the chocolate, I just melted white chocolate wafers and colored them pink. You can use whatever chocolate you prefer. 🙂

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One thought on “Recipe Tuesday: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jam Cookies.

  1. Pingback: Recipe Sunday: Valentine’s Day Petits Fours (Part 1). « Small Indulgences

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