Happy Monday! To keep in theme with Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to share two easy dessert recipes. Do you remember in the third grade when you couldn’t wait to bring your Valentine card/candy combo to school to give out to the whole class? I am a full believer that in the office, holidays should be celebrated just as much and who doesn’t like an excuse to have something sweet at 9 a.m. on Monday morning. These recipes are both perfect if you have an office full of people and you want to share a little holiday spirit or even if you are planning a Galentine’s party with your besties. You could serve these on a tray (as shown) or package in goodie bags and give out individually.
Strawberry Pie Hearts:
- 2 frozen pie crust rounds
- 12 teaspoons strawberry preserves (you could mix this up with blackberry, apple, etc.)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Course sparkling sugar
- Thaw pie crust at room temperature according to directions.
- Unroll one at a time onto a flour dusted surface.
- Using a rolling pin, roll the pie crust so it is slightly thinner and to mend any cracks from rolling it out.
- Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out twelve hearts and place them on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Place a teaspoon of jelly onto the center of each heart.
- Repeat the cutting process with the second pie crust round, and place the corresponding heart on top of the preserves.
- Press gently around the edges of the heart to seal. Use the blunt end of a wooden skewer making “dots” all around the perimeter to further seal the edges.
- Place the unbaked hearts in the freezer to chill while you preheat the oven to 425 degrees. This will help them hold their shape.
- Whisk the egg and milk together, and when the oven is ready, remove the hearts from the freezer and brush the top with the egg wash. Sprinkle the top generously with the sparkling sugar.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown around the edges.
You can check out the original recipe here.
White Chocolate Dipped PB Sandwiches:
- Ritz Crackers
- Peanut Butter
- White Chocolate (melted)
- Using Ritz crackers, make sandwiched cookies using peanut butter in the middle for filling
- Melt the white chocolate according to package details
- Dip each cookie in the melted white chocolate about half way
- Place on wax paper
- Add sprinkles while chocolate is still melted
- Place in fridge until chocolate has hardened
I made these both yesterday in-between doing laundry and catching up on some chores around the house. Since I have been sick the past few days, it was nice to do nothing but stay at home. I also watched The Girl on the Train this weekend and cannot wait to go pick up the book. I have heard great things about it but watching the movie honestly made me that more interested to see how the book was written. I hope you have a chance to try these recipes whether that be for your coworkers, a Galentines, or even just for yourself. Have a great rest of the week.
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