Labor of Love Easy Valentines Day Dessert Ideas and Recipes!

Labor of Love Easy Valentines Day Dessert Ideas and Recipes!

Easy and elegant dessert recipes for your friendly, family oriented or romantic valentines day celebration, putting the extra effort into making them says 'I Love You' in a delicious way! Read on for more...

1. Raspberry-White Chocolate Heart-Shaped Cheesecake Bars:

Recipe from 'All You Eat Well, Save Big Cookbook.'

Ingredients:
1 9-oz. box chocolate wafer cookies
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 large eggs plus 2 large yolks
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled

Recipe:
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a food processor, blend wafer cookies until completely crushed. Transfer to a bowl, pour in melted butter and mix until crumbs are evenly moistened. Pour crumbs into a 9-inch square baking pan, and use your fingers to press into an even layer over bottom and about 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Bake for 8 minutes, until firm. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Reduce oven temperature to 250ºF.

2. Combine raspberries and 1 Tbsp. sugar in a food processor and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar until smooth. Add eggs and yolks one at a time, beating briefly after each addition. Add flour and vanilla and mix just until combined. Fold in white chocolate.

3. Pour cheesecake mixture over cooled crust, spreading evenly. Drop spoonfuls of raspberry puree on top and, using a toothpick, drag raspberry puree through cheesecake to create a marbled effect, taking care not to drag in crust. Bake until edges are pale golden and cheesecake is just set in center, 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack, then cover and refrigerate until fully chilled, at least 2 hours. Cut and serve.


2. Easy Breezy Raspberry filled Heart-Shaped Cookies and Hot Chocolate Dessert!

Via myrecipes.com

Ingredients:
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup raspberry jam

Recipe:
1. Preheat oven to 325°F; line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla, then flour and salt. Shape dough into 2 disks; wrap 1 in plastic and refrigerate.

2. On a floured surface, roll out remaining disk to about a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Use a smaller heart cutter to cut a window out of half of cookies. With a spatula, carefully transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Gather scraps and roll out again to make more cookies.

3. Bake cookies in batches until edges of cookies are just golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies onto wire racks to let cool completely.
Spread 3/4 tsp. jam over flat side of each cookie that doesn't have a window. Top with remaining cookies, flat side down, so that jam shows through windows. Carefully sift 3 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar over cookies.

Serve with a cup of hot chocolate!


Will you try these valentines day desserts? Leave a comment below.
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8 comments:

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  5. Cute and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sooooo cute! Love it all!
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  7. Wow these are so beautiful!!!

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  8. Yummy, I just might have to make these for my two special men in my life...my hubby and my son. Happy Valentine's Day!

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