Be My Valentine Cookie

Show your love by creating a giant "I love you" cookie!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
egg
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
5
oz. cream cheese, softened (from 8 oz package)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
4
cups powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
1/3
cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/2
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 16 oz container)
  • 1 Mix together cookie mix, egg and flour. Add 2 oz. cream cheese (reserve remaining 3 oz. cream cheese), 2 tablespoons butter and almond extract; blend. Shape dough into 12x13-inch heart on large ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Cool on cookie sheet 20 minutes. Carefully remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 3 Beat powdered sugar, 3 oz. cream cheese, remaining butter and cherry juice with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy. Stir in maraschino cherries. Spread over cooled cookie.
  • 4 Spoon chocolate frosting, reserving 2 tablespoons, into decorating bag, with small star tip (#21); pipe around edges of cookie. Using reserved frosting pipe message on top of cookie.

Expert Tips

Use a tub of sweet Betty Crocker® frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
56g
56%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
43g
43%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.