Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookie for Miss Mary's Birthday


It's Miss Mary's birthday and my culinary creativeness is flowing. I have been baking and cooking all day long in honor of my good friend's special day. Ever since I made The Vanilla Toffee Crinkle Cookies I have been obsessed with what kind of cookie creations I can make with a box of cake mix. Miss Mary loves chocolate covered strawberries. So, in honor of her birthday and her fondness of chocolate covered strawberries, I made The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookie!

The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookie
1 box of strawberry cake mix
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 ozs. dried strawberries
1 tablespoon strawberry extract
powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

Preheat oven to 350°
Stir dry cake mix, oil, extract and eggs in a large bowl until dough forms.
Gently fold in dried strawberries.
Dust hands with confectioners' sugar and shape dough into 1" balls.
Roll balls in confectioners' sugar and place 2 inches apart on non stick cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center is set.
Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
Combine chocolate chips and shortening in small baggie.
Microwave until melted.
Cut a small hole in bag and drizzle over cookies.

There is no better time to indulge than on your birthday. These cookies are unique, super easy, and remarkably satisfying for a birthday sweet tooth. They have a deep sweet flavor with a slight tang coming from the added dried strawberries. The chocolate drizzle enhances the flavor of the cookie to put it in the category of gourmet.
Miss Mary this is your moment, your very special day!! We all know that I can't sing, so may I offer you a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Birthday Cookie? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

9 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH! Those sound so, so good!! i love chocolate covered strawberries AND cookies, so this sounds perfect!!!

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  2. I just love these cake mix cookies! I did the chocolate one and made it spicy with cinnamon and cayenne. Now, I have a coconut cake mix I am going to try out soon. Keep a look out for what I do with that ;) I love the Chocolate Covered Strawberry idea...very clever Gin!

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  3. I know my daughter would LOVE these. Pretty and delicious.

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  4. LOVELY! the best b-day present, indeed! mound it up into a pyramid, and that'll beat any cake for me!~

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  5. These cookies look amazing, the use of cake mix is so clever!

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  6. Made these this weekend and they were great! Had to change a couple things. No strawberry extract, so I used lemon instead--kind of a strawberry lemonade flavor. No powdered sugar, so I used granulated--a little more crunch to the bite. Baked for 12-13 minutes so they wouldn't be so soft.

    Wasn't initially thrilled w/ them out of the oven. Just kind of so-so. But after a few hours, I had a couple after supper. Totally thrilled with how they set up for the final product. Loved them!

    Recently saw a post recommending lemon and white chocolate. Makes me want to try this with lemon cake mix and white chocolate drizzle.

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  7. These are gorgeous! i love strawberrys and chocolate.

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