Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts

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).
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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.
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Dry…make sure you dry your berries
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Melt…I used dark chocolate candy melts
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Dip…Grab your berries by the hair ( or if they have them, stems) and dip
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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.
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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.