How do you celebrate the day of love? With sweet treats, romantic dinners out, flowers, or glorious gifts? Over the weekend I visited the clinic (I’ve been battling a bad cold this past week) and as I was in the waiting room and watching their TV, I noticed an interesting fact that was shared. The average person will spend $90.00 on a Valentine’s gift. To be honest, the dollar amount was higher than expected. I guess this tells me some of you will be getting some really nice presents!! Woohooo!! Personally, my husband and I have never been big gift givers, we always look to keep things simple. Our typical Valentine’s day usually consists of a favourite “romantic” homemade meal and a bottle of wine. There’s nothing more I need. Ok well actually, maybe something sweet to complete the meal. Something like these chewy chocolate cookies!
Now, you won’t find anything sneaky about this treat, they’re just one of my favourite ohh so soft and chewy cookies. If you’re a chocolate lover like me, you will love these. Decorate them for any season or occasion by switching up the dip and sprinkle colour. For Christmas I made these and sprinkled them with broken candy cane pieces. Hope you get to enjoy them sometime too!
Happy Valentine’s Day….tomorrow!
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- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- OPTIONAL: merckens chocolate wafer using your colour of choice
- OPTIONAL: sprinkles
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat butter and sugars on med-high until light and fluffy (approx. 2-3mins). Reduce speed to low and add eggs. Beat until well combined.
- Now add flour mixture to the wet mixture, and mix with a spoon, just until combined.
- Chill dough for at least 1 hour or overnight in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spoon into balls, about 2 tablepoons worth each. Bake for approximately 10 mins, or until the cookies are just starting to crinkle.
- Cool on pans for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- OPTIONAL: Melt merckens as directed and dip half the cookie, then sprinkle with sprinkles. Let cool completely.