Everybody celebrates Valentine’s Day in their own way. You might be in a long term relationship, ready to celebrate another milestone with your partner. You might be just starting a relationship and having your first big day together. You might be planning a night out with friends. You might be planning to blacklist anything pink or red and stay inside with the shades closed because love is for suckers. No matter what your plans are, there is always room for dessert!
I’ve done a play on my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that’s extra festive just in time for Valentine’s Day! It’s super easy and very delicious – perfect for Valentine’s Day no matter how you plan to spend it!
For this recipe you will need:
2 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup chips (This one is up to personal preference so add or subtract to your taste.)
Red food coloring
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. slowing add in the wet ingredients, making sure to soften your butter first. If your dough is too firm add two teaspoons of water. After dough is incorporated add your red food coloring. I ended up using a whole container to get this bright color but you can add as much or as little as you like. Then add your chips!
Drop 1 inch balls of dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cook for nine minutes then allow to cool before transferring to a wire rack.
As you can see this is a fairly simple recipe – you might even have the ingredients in your house already! These cookies are nice and soft and remain that way for a few days, so don’t worry about having to package them up if you get distracted over the course of the evening. 😉
Let me know how you are planning to spend Valentine’s Day in a comment below!