Be My Valentine: Strawberry Chocolate Shortbread
Posted on February 13, 2013
I have seven words of wisdom for you today: make your hunny something for Valentine’s Day!
Of course if there’s something you know they would love, then get them some wine (the absolutely failsafe gift for V.), or take them to see the Hobbit again (me), or surprise them with catnip (the fuzzy scone thief). But if you make them something that they’re not expecting, all that other stuff will pale in comparison.
It doesn’t have to be a complicated five course meal either (although that would be nice, but then you might also have to clean the house and buy candles and do dishes late at night).
Instead (or in addition) you could bake this strawberry chocolate chip shortbread. It has only 6 ingredients and is made in the food processor in no time at all. It’s pink, and it’s chocolaty and it melts in your mouth. If that’s not love….
Strawberry Chocolate Shortbread
1.5 oz. freeze dried strawberries
8 oz. butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 1/3 cup flour
1 cup or more chocolate chips (this is a matter of personal taste. You can’t really go wrong with more).
In a food processor, turn the strawberries into powder.
Add all the other ingredients except the chocolate chips. Process until you have a uniform meal.
Move dough into a large mixing bowl and knead in the chocolate chips with your hands.
Cover and refrigerate for at least twenty minutes.
Roll out dough as thin as possible, given the chocolate chips.
Use a heart cookie cutter and place cookies on a sheet pan.
Freeze for 15 minutes. This will prevent them from spreading.
Pre-heat oven to 365.
Bake 7-10 minutes or until the bottom edges brown very slightly.