Old Fashioned Butter Valentine Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
This is my mother's recipe. She handed it down to me years ago and I have been making it with a few of my own changes for about 25 years now.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 3cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1teaspoon baking powder
- ½teaspoon salt
- 1cup butter, softened
- ¾cup white sugar
- 1large egg
- 2tablespoons milk
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½cup seedless raspberry jam
- 4ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 2tablespoons butter
Step 1Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
Step 2Beat the 1 cup butter with the sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla extract in another bowl until well mixed.
Step 3Gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Step 4Shape the dough into a disk; wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Step 5Working with half the dough at a time, roll out dough to about 1/8-inch thick.
Step 6Cut into cookies with a large heart shaped cookie cutter. Repeat with the remaining half of the dough.
Step 7Cut the center of half of the cookies with a smaller heart shaped cookie cutter.
Step 8Place an open centered cookie on top of a whole cookie to form a sandwich. Arrange cookies on an ungreased baking sheet; set aside.
Step 9Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 10Place the raspberry jam in a microwave save bowl and heat on high until jam is runny, about 35 seconds.
Step 11Fill the center of the cookies with the jam. Refrigerate cookies for 10 minutes.
Step 12Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are firm to the touch, 5 to 8 minutes. Cookies will be pale in color.
Step 13Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 14Melt the chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting until smooth, for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on your microwave.
Step 15Spoon chocolate decoratively over half of each cookie.
Step 16Place cookie on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate has set, about 15 minutes.