In these times the celebration of Valentines Day has become popular with some Muslims. However, celebrating Valentines Day is haram in Islam. The celebration became connected with a Christian saint known as Valentino who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270CE. It is from him we get the name Valentines Day and the celebration is on the day he dies. So the reason Muslims must not celebrate Valentines Day is because it is a part of the Christian faith. Say NO to Valentines Day and start a new February with these pretty and delicious whimsical cookies. Strawberry is a perfect complement to the chocolate glaze.

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
~Harriet van Horne


* 2/3 cup butter, softened

* 2/3 cup sugar

* 1 egg

* 1 tablespoon lemon juice

* 2 cups all-purpose flour

* 1/3 cup strawberry drink mix NESQUIK

* 2 teaspoons baking powder

* 1/2 teaspoon salt


* 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

* 1 teaspoon shortening


* 1/3 cup butter, softened

* 2 tablespoons strawberry drink mix NESQUIK

* 1/8 teaspoon salt

* 3 cups confectioners' sugar

* 3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk


1. In a small bowl, add cream butter and sugar. Stir until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon juice. Combine the flour, drink mix, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2- to 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over cookies; let stand until set.

4. In a small bowl, beat the butter, drink mix and salt until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Decorate cookies. Yield: about 2 dozen.


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