Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 43: Chocolate Chip Valentines

Day 43.

Millie and I decided to make these for an early Valentine's Day treat. Normally I despise Valentine's Day, but it's much harder to dislike it when you've got a small person that is terribly excited about it.

Here's what you'll need for these.
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2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (Yes. Tablespoon)
2 eggs
1 12 oz. package chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375*

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Start by combining the flour, baking soda and salt.

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Put the softened butter in a mixing bowl.

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Add the sugars and vanilla and mix well.

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Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.

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Dump the flour mixture into the mixing bowl and mix well.

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Like this.

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Add the chips

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Mix well, then pass the beater off to your helper so she can clean it up. :)

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Spread the batter into a greased jelly roll pan.

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Bake for 20 minutes.

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Once cool, use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut the cookie dough.

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The scraps are great dunked in milk or crumbled over ice cream.

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Ya think she's excited???

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Arrange on a plate and top with sprinkles.

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Now that's a Valentine's gift I can get behind!!!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Now those Valentines would bring a smile to anyone!