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The countdown until Valentine's Day is on, and if you're still looking for a sweet treat for the sweet ones in your life, then these cookies are just the thing. They're actually made from saltine crackers if you can believe it, but they taste amazing. And just look at how adorable they are.
From Souffle Bombay, they're incredibly easy to whip up. They're also a lot of fun to decorate, and kids will love to help. The end result is sweet, salty, and sensational.
Valentine's Day Cookies
24 Saltine crackers
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 oz white chocolate, chopped coarsely
3 oz Wilton pink (chocolate) melting disks, melted (found at craft stores)
Optional: Decorations of your choosing like sprinkles
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and line up Saltine crackers, close together (touching). Heat butter and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil, remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
Slowly, pour the butter mixture over crackers, spreading it evenly with a rubber/silicone spatula or silicone brush. Bake until butter-sugar mixture starts to darken to a caramel color and bubble, about 7 to 9 minutes.
Scatter white chocolate over the crackers, allow it to soften from the heat of the crackers, and begin to spread the white chocolate over all of surface of the crackers. Immediately sprinkle with a decoration if you are choosing to do so. Transfer crackers to a wire rack to cool. Place a piece of parchment paper under cooling racks and drizzle the crackers with the melted chocolate & decorate as you wish. I used a small pastry bag to drizzle the chocolate, you can also just snip a tiny corner off of a sandwich bag. Whatever works :) Allow these to cool completely to harden, I keep them in my cool garage.
Notes: You can choose to make these like a bark and break them apart into odd pieces or you can keep them as full squares. If you choose to keep them as squares, gently separate your crackers from one another just after you spread the white chocolate over-top (and sprinkle with a decoration if you are choosing to do so). Use a couple toothpicks to help you get the job done. Then once the chocolate hardens, place your crackers/cookies on parchment or a cooling rack and drizzle each separately.