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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

Are you looking for some great desserts to make for you sweetheart on Valentine's Day? The recipes listed below should satisfy your sweet tooth on that special holiday. The recipes I have included are Secret Kiss Cookies, Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies and Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Secret Kiss Cookies Recipe
(courtesy of tasteofhome.com)


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
30 milk chocolate kisses
1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
2 tablespoons baking cocoa


1) In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Fold in walnuts. Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours or until firm.

2) Shape into 1 inch balls. Flatten balls and place a chocolate kiss in the center of each; pinch dough together around kiss. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

3) Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until set but not browned. Cool for 1 minute; remove from pans to wire racks.

4) Sift together 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar and cocoa. While cookies are still warm, roll half in cocoa mixture and half in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield 2-1/2 dozen

Here's the link to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe:
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe

Here's a video demonstration of how to make Red Velvet Cupcakes:

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