Valentine's Day, the day of overpriced chocolates and wilty flowers might not be for everyone, but chocolate definitely is.
We don't do much for the big V-day around here, but I did decide to use the holiday as an excuse to make the husband some chocolate chip cookies. Jason has a special spot in his heart for chocolate-y cookies with crisp bottoms and soft, chewy middles. I'm not much of a baker, really, so I looked to a top-secret recipe for Jason's Valentine's "gift".
That's right...I bought a bag of Nestle milk chocolate chips and made the recipe on the bag.
They were no Grandma's cookies, but they were fabulous! The deliciousness of the cookies and the happy look on Jason's face made me wonder why I don't make chocolate chip cookies more often. If you have a bag of chocolate chips sitting around in your cupboard, why don't you pull them out and make your sweetie's day?
Nestle's high-altitude chocolate chip cookies
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 tsp. water mixed in
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
⅔ cup granulated white sugar
⅔ cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 ¾ cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour (with water), baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar, butter, and vanilla extract. Beat to combine, until creamy. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Form cookies into small balls, then place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes. (I baked mine for only 8 minutes and they were perfect!) Serve to your sweetie (or yourself) with a glass of milk.
Happy day of chocolate! (And love, if you're into that sort of thing.)