I found the cookie recipe on the back of an old favorite–Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix. This mix is so versatile, and always popular, but can easily replace it with your own favorite sugar cookie recipe. Then about a week or so ago, I saw some pink hot chocolate mix in Michael’s. It was super cute, but also really expensive. It started me thinking, and even though I didn’t know how to make true hot chocolate pink (pink + brown??), I did have a yummy white hot chocolate recipe that I could try it with.
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb into the center of each ball, then place about 1/4 tsp. of raspberry jam in the indentation. Bake according to package or recipe directions. Cool for 10 minutes. Melt white chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave until smooth. Spoon the melted chips into a sandwich bag, forcing into one corner. Snip the very tip, and pipe the chocolate over the cookies.
I love the hearts! It really makes it an extra special Valentine treat. I also tried some xoxo’s, and you could even write names, initials, or “be mine”. So fun!
Pink Hot Chocolate
1 c. white chocolate chips
1 c. heavy cream
4 c. half and half
red food coloring
In a large saucepan, melt the white chocolate chips with the heavy cream, stirring until completely smooth. Add the half and half, vanilla, then the food coloring to get your desired color (I used 7-8 drops). Heat through. Serve in mugs, topped with whipped cream!
Valentine Serving Tray
So, I took this box I had saved…