It’s one of my favorite days of the month – Fill the Cookie Jar posting day. Yippee! The first Thursday of the month a group of bloggers each make a cookie based on a monthly theme and post about it. This month we have Valentine’s Day cookies.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the yumminess the other bloggers came up with.
After a little comedy of errors I came up with these tasty little Chocolate Strawberry Bites which are sort of an inside out chocolate dipped strawberry. And they are so delicious, none of my taste testers suspected they were lower in fat and sugar than traditional thumbprint cookies.
These cookies were inspired by a recipe in Cooking Light magazine which were originally a vanilla cookie with raspberry preserves and a lemon drizzle – but the name made me want to gag: strippers? uh, no thanks.
Originally, I intended to make a vanilla cookie tinted a little pink with some of the strawberry jam I was making then drizzled them with dark chocolate. But I made the colossal mistake of using coconut sugar in the cookie dough and jam which turned both light brown.
The taste was not effected one bit, but the look was not what I was going for. So, I just flip flopped things and they became a chocolate cookie with vanilla drizzle. Which I think was easier and tastier in the long run.
I made a simple strawberry jam/preserves to reduce the sugar and because I had some strawberries that I needed to use up soon. Feel free to skip that step and use a prepared jam of your choice.
Instead of rolling out individual cookies and make an indentation in each one for the jam like most jam filled cookies, you roll these into two long snakes, make a trough for the jam then slice on the diagonal immediately after baking.
Perfect bite sized treats!
Until next time, happy eating.