Valentine's Day Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

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These Valentine's Day cookies are dangerously delicious. Yes, they are vegan. No, they are not healthy. It's okay to splurge every once in a while, but don't get crazy!

Ingredients: (Makes about 20 cookies)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves (no gelatin)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • **optional**1/4 cup finely chopped strawberries
Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees, grease cookie sheet (I use spray Pam)
  2. In large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, strawberry preserves, oil, and vanilla (also chopped sberries, if using)
  3. I don't like to dirty any more bowls than necessary, so I mix the dry in my 2 cup measuring cup-- Mix cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. Add dry to wet one half at a time (will end up being the texture of play dough)
  5. By the end of this mixing process, you will probably need to switch from using a spoon to mix to using your hands
  6. Roll into small balls and place on prepared pan
  7. You may flatten balls with hand (they will not expand much, so you don't need to leave a ton of space)
  8. Bake 10 min
  9. Remove from oven and let cool
Roll into ball
Place onto prepared pan