MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) -- One area bakery is showing you how to make some of their Valentine's Day goodies before the big day arrives.
SHORTBREAD HEART COOKIES:
1 cup butter, softened
⅔ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
2¼ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.
In a medium bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg yolk, and mix until smooth. Add the flour and salt, and mix to form a thick dough.
Roll the dough into one inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Use your finger to press down twice on each ball, making a heart-shaped indent. Place Raspberry Jam into each indent in a v shape.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are just slightly golden on the bottom edge.
Cool completely before eating.
50 Toll House Butter Crackers
1 Cup butter cut into chunks to melt down, 2 sticks
1 Cup LIght Brown Sugar
2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Pink Chocolate Melts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large cookie tray with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray. Line saltines up neatly in rows.
In a medium sized pot melt your butter and brown sugar. Once butter is melted down, bring to a boil. Continue to stir the entire time and boil for about 2 minutes. It will look gorgeous and bubbly.
Pour over the top of the saltines. Gently spread across the saltines.
Place in oven and bake for about 7 minutes.
While your crack is in the oven melt your pink chocolate melts according to package directions. *Please see the body of the post, I have included my no fail chocolate melting tips.
Remove the pan from the oven and than sprinkle your white chocolate chips over the saltines. Your hot toffee mixture will melt the chips. I put mine back in the oven for a minute to move the process along. Once your chips are melting, spread across the top evenly with a spatula.
Mix your pink chocolate into the white chocolate by pouring it over the top in a decorative way. I also used a butter knife tip to help combine my colors to my liking. Quickly decorate with sprinkles that tickle your fancy, the melted chocolate will act as your glue.
Once chocolate is completely hardened you are ready to serve your LOVES.