We love Strawberry Shortcake so Danika was really excited to hear there was a new movie coming out! Strawberry Shortcake Jammin with Cherry Jam came out September 11 and is available wherever DVD’s are sold now!
● “Anything is Possible” Music Video
● “Invincible” Dance Along Video
● Printable coloring pages
Danika loved the movie and I did too. I love that Strawberry Shortcake movies are enjoyable for me too. Some kids movies aren’t fun to sit through but this one is a winner. I love the positive messages that are incorporated into the movie and it’s fun to relive my Strawberry Shortcake loving childhood days with my daughter!
In celebration of Jammin’ With Cherry Jam, we wanted to share some of our favorite
cherry jam-inspired recipes! Here, we will give families and kids some fun recipes to
enjoy with Strawberry and her pals, including yummy thumbprint cookies and how to
make cherry jam yourself!
Enter at the bottom of this feature to win a copy of Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin’ With
Cherry Jam on DVD!
Easy Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are a holiday tradition, but you can enjoy them year-round with this
easy recipe! All you need is 3 ¾ cups flour, 1 1/3 cups softened butter, ¾ cup sugar, ¼
cup orange juice, 1 egg yolk and, of course, cherry preserves. First, mix everything but
the cherry preserves until well combined, then wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate
for one hour. Preheat the oven to 375F, and use an ice cream scooper to place balls of
the dough on your cookie sheet. Next, use your thumb to lightly press into each ball of
dough to form an indent and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven
and fill each indent with your cherry preserves, then return the cookies to the oven and
bake for another 5 minutes. Cool on racks, and enjoy!
Cherry Butterfly Buns
Kids will love these buns that look like beautiful (and delicious) butterflies! To make
them, you’ll need 1 cup of self-rising flour, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder,
1 tablespoon of hot water, ½ cup butter, ¼ cup white sugar, 1 egg, 1 ½ cups
confectioner’s sugar, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and two tablespoons of cherry jam.
To make them, first preheat the oven to 350F and line a muffin pan with baking cups.
Cream ¼ cup of the butter and the white sugar until fluffy. Beat your egg, and then
gradually add it in. In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa and hot water, and then
combine your cocoa and sugar mixtures. Next, gradually fold in your flour. Divide your
mixture into the 12 muffin cups and bake for about 15 minutes. While the buns are
cooling, cream the last ¼ cup butter with, and then gradually add in the confectioner’s
sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. Next, cut a circle from the muffin, and then
cut that circle in half. Add a bit of the cherry jam into each hole, and cover that with a
teaspoon of cream filling. Then, place the half circles on top of the bun to resemble
butterfly wings, as in the photo above.
Cherry Almond Breakfast Pie
This cherry almond breakfast pie is a snap to make, and would be great for dessert as
well! You will need 1 tablespoon butter, ¾ cup milk, ½ cup flour, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons
sugar, ½ teaspoon almond extract, ¼ cup sliced almonds and a ½ cup of tart cherry
preserves. First, heat your oven to 425F, and melt your butter in a pie pan in the oven.
Remove the pan, and brush the butter so that it covers the entire inside of the pan.
Next, combine your milk, flour, eggs, sugar and almond extract to make a batter. Pour
your batter into the hot pie pan and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 15 minutes, and
then reduce the heat to 350F and bake for an additional 8 minutes. Next, remove the
pie pan from the oven and spread the cherry preserves on top. Sprinkle with powdered
sugar, if desired, and enjoy!
No cherry jam-inspired batch of recipes would be complete without a recipe for jam
itself! To make your very own cherry jam at home you’ll need about 2 pounds of fresh
cherries (pitted and halved), a ½ cup of lemon juice, 2 pounds of CSR jam sugar, and
a couple of preserving jars and lids. First, make sure that you’ve washed your jars and
lids in hot, soapy water to sterilize them. Next, put the cherries in a large saucepan and
mash the cherries using a potato masher or wooden spoon. Then, stir in your lemon
juice over low heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, add in
your sugar and stir for 10 minutes (or until the sugar dissolves). Once the sugar has
dissolved, bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set
aside for about 5 minutes. Then, ladle your hot jam into your jars, seal and then turn
upside down for 2 minutes. Turn right side up again, and let cool.
Tell us how you “jam” with cherry jam! For a chance to win a copy of the new
Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin’ With Cherry Jam DVD, tell us what your favorite “cherry
jam”-inspired recipes to make are! The winning recipe will be reposted on the site, and
the author will win a copy of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD! Ends 9/26/12
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