Valentine’s day is upon us! I’m loving all of the fun red, pink and white decorations I’ve been seeing everywhere lately and hello– chocolate! That’s the best part after all, right? Not that I need another excuse to eat more chocolate, but I’ll take any excuse I can get. Besides chocolate, the only other thing Valentine’s day is usually good for around here is my annual gift of a dozen roses from Cory. I love knowing that on this day, one day per year, I can rely on him to come home with a dozen perfect roses in hand! But this year, I decided to get a little fancier and whip up a batch of Valentines cookies. Alea thought I was pretty much the coolest mom ever when I let her have one for her afternoon snack, too!
I let the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of my Ghirardelli chocolate chips be my guide and then jazzed them up by making heart-shaped cut out chocolate chip cookies instead for a little extra Valentine’s flair!
1 10oz bag of Ghirardelli Bittersweet Baking Chips
1 cup of softened butter
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 1/4 cups unsifted flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix together the baking soda, flour, and salt and set aside. Next, combine butter, sugar, and brown sugar and beat together until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar combo and then slowly add in the dry mixture until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed. Next, spray a baking sheet with cooking oil and roll out the cookie dough mixture flat onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool and then use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to stamp out heart cookies.
While your heart-shaped cookies cool, scoop 1 cup of Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers into a microwave safe container. Reduce your microwave to 50% power and melt the wafers at 30 second intervals stirring between each interval. Once the white wafers are melted through, use a spoon to cover half of the heart-shaped cookie with the melted wafers. Add sprinkles and leave your cookies out so the melted wafers can harden. After the it’s solid, enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Yum yum! There you have it– a simple and adorable Valentine’s Day cookie recipe for you to create and share with your littles or the ones you love. You could even wrap a couple up and give them to friends as gifts. The possibilities are truly endless. Happy Valentine’s Day!
What sweet treats do you look forward to making or eating on Valentine’s day?
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