Boy have I got something special for you today. I made these cookies for the first time a couple years ago and I was in love. I don't have to explain much, it's in the name - White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies.
Well, let's get to it then!
They are actually really simple, like a glorified sugar cookie. Start by chopping a bar of white chocolate. Try not to eat all of it, but you know, you're allowed to eat a few. After all, you're the one doing all the hard labor!
Cream the butter first, then add the sugar, salt, and baking soda and cream together. Then the eggs (full recipe will be at the end) then you add the cooled melted chocolate. Not entirely cooled, but it must be a little so it doesn't cook the eggs! Add the flour then the rest of the chopped chocolate bar for white chocolate chips!
Plop them down and bake them just like that until they're nice and fluffy - about 7-9 minutes. After you bring them out of the oven, make an indent in the middle of each cookie where you are going to put the jelly. You can just use the back of a spoon and not too big, just a little hole.
For the jelly. I used a mixture of raspberry and strawberry because that's what I had. I think I prefer all raspberry. In a saucepan heat until runny. Add powdered sugar, and some cold water and cornstarch to thicken it. For the drizzled white chocolate, in the same double broiler heat the chocolate with some shortening and cream if so desired and drizzle on top. Yummy - right!
I think they are perfect for Valentine's Day! If only my husband liked sweets. He saw that and immediately asked what we were going to do with all these cookies! I said give them to teammates since me and the boys can't eat them all. Well we could, but that just wouldn't be pretty...
I hope you enjoyed and give them a shot this V-day! You can fund the recipe here which says it is originally from Better Homes & Gardens. I found it somewhere else but can't remember where. Just want to give credit where it's due! Here is the recipe for your convenience:
8 ounces white baking bar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
3 ounces white baking bar
1/2 teaspoon shortening
Chop 4 ounces of the white baking bar; set aside. In a heavy small saucepan, melt the remaining 4 ounces white baking bar over low heat while stirring constantly; cool.
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or until softened. Add the sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in eggs and melted white baking bar until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in the 4 ounces of chopped white baking bar.
Drop dough from a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around edges. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.
About 1 hour before serving, melt the raspberry jam in a small saucepan over low heat. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of jam onto the top of each cookie. In a heavy small saucepan combine the 3 ounces white baking bar and shortening. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Drizzle each cookie with some of the melted mixture. If necessary, refrigerate cookies about 15 minutes to firm chocolate. Makes about 48 cookies.
Make-Ahead Tip: Bake the cookies as directed; cool completely. Do not add jam and melted mixture. Place cookies in a freezer container or bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Before serving, thaw for 15 minutes. Decorate as directed.
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