At any rate, not wanting to disappoint-- I had been searching for a non-typical fun thing to bake for Valentines day.
I think I found it in this recipe. Not only is the ingredient list short- they come out cute, and offer some red for the holiday!! A win win if you will. Ps. these are a recipe from Magnolia's bakery in NY
So here's the recipe:
Strawberry Squares Servings: 24 • Size: 1 2-inch square • Old Points: 3 pts • WW Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 138.2 • Fat: 4.7g • Protein: 2.1 g • Carb: 21.7 g • Fiber: 0.1 g
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup canned strawberry pie filling
- confectioner's sugar for dusting
- baking spray
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the granulated sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla. Add the flour and mix thoroughly.
Spread the dough evenly in the prepared pan. With a small, sharp knife (or toothpick), score into twenty-four 2-inch squares. Place a teaspoon of pie filling in the center of each scored square. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean. Cool to room temperature, then sprinkle with confectioner's sugar before cutting and serving.
I can't give myself the credit for these- they came from Gina's Skinny Taste blog.
Head over there and check out the pics she took: