Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Treats for My Sweets

I spent the afternoon today making some treats for my two favorite guys. No not you Johnny Depp. Mr. Chocolate and Chocolate Chip (aka, son).
We were at Costco yesterday and they had chocolate dipped strawberries for sale and Mr. Chocolate said “I bet you could make those” So it was kind of an Iron Chef throwdown. OK it’s not like it’s hard.
Dry…make sure you dry your berries
Melt…I used dark chocolate candy melts
Dip…Grab your berries by the hair ( or if they have them, stems) and dip
Drizzle…I drizzled w/ melted white chocolate
Claim it was REALLY REALLY hard!
For the cookies, I used my tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe, then did the dip and drizzle steps from the berries.
Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  • 2 sticks butter ( not margarine), softened
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 3/4 C Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C Flour
  • Chocolate chips
Cream butter, add both sugars and cream well.
Add eggs, and mix thoroughly
Add salt, baking soda, vanilla, mix well.
Add flour mix well. I use an electric hand mixer up to this point
OK about the chocolate chips…
I don’t measure I just add some, mix with a spoon, decide not enough, add some more until I’m satisfied.
Chill dough for at least an hour. Form into balls , bake on ungreased cookie sheets ( or you can line w/ parchment paper) @ 375 for approx 10 min ( ovens and cookie sheets vary…I like mine just when they start to brown on top) .
Chase cookie dough stealers away with wooden spoon while threatening to never make cookies again.


Unknown said...

wowzaaaaaaa! scrum-delish-yumm, Carol!!! i wish i had the power to make whatever's on the screen materialize on the table in front of me... no not Johnny Depp... I'm talking chocolate covered strawberries and all your other chocolaty delights! that would prolly be the best super-power in the universe, eh?

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Yum!!! These all look delicious! Very gourmet. :)

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Crack me up! Chocolate Chip?! Too funny! Those look positively sinful! I wish you could send some to me! :)

Christine said...

Very nice! Noting better than chocolate covered strawberries ( at least to me).But I wouldn't turn away those cookies either! ;)

Intangible Hearts said...

I'm licking my monitor!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Ooh...those do look good!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Greta said...

Yum, yum, yum...making me wish it wasn't 1am and much too late for chocolate dipped anything...or is it??? Warmly, Greta @ moderngarden

Michelle L. said...

nom nom nom. Chocolate Chip: cutest nickname evah!

Jocelyn said...

Cutest way ever to refer to your husband and son...absolutely adorable!!!! And your "showdown" was an absolute success!!! Mmmm now I am craving sweets...again!

★Rebekah {All Thingz Related}★ said...

You did an amazing job on these treats! They look delicious!!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Those look yummy! Have a great Valentine's Day!

Holly Lefevre said...

These look yummy...and are good for any time of the year!

Everyday Art said...

Everything looks more romantic and tasty when dipped in chocolate. :) Great job!