Chocolate Chip Strawberry Roses

 A great gift for Valentine’s Day, these cookies look beautiful and are also very delicious. You can store them in airtight container for a week, but they are best when they are fresh out of the oven. On second thought, they actually need to cool a little so that you don’t get burned from the jelly…

Ingredients:
1 stick (100g) soft butter
¼ cup (50g) sugar
1 egg
2 cups (280g) flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 oz (100g) chocolate chips
8 tbs (270g) strawberry preserves

Preparation:
Mix butter, egg and sugar together. Add the flour and baking powder and kneed to form a dough.

Divide the dough to three equal pieces. Roll out each piece into an 1/8” thick long rectangle, using a rolling pin. Spread 1/3 of the preserves on the dough and sprinkle 1/3 of the chocolate chips. Roll the dough lengthwise to form a tight thin log. Slice the log into 1″ slices.

Place, face up, on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Space the cookies and shape each one to look a little like a rose by pushing and pulling the rolled dough.

Repeat the process with the remaining two pieces of dough.

Bake in a 350F preheated oven for about 12 minutes, until cookies are golden.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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