TGIF! So happy for the weekend to be upon us! Since we are snowed in it puts me in the mood to bake. With Valentine’s Day next week I decided to make some Valentine’s Day cookies!
A few weeks ago I found this cute little baking pan with heart shapes. They looked like the oversized heart shaped candy you see this time of year with sweet little sayings. The pan was at the thrift store for $4. So, I thought it would be so cute to make little heart shaped cookies! Cute, right?
I made the classic Nestle’s Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (found on the back of the Semi-sweet Chocolate chips bag) I know you aren’t supposed to eat raw cookie dough, but isn’t it delicious?
I sprayed the baking pan with Pam and pressed a few scoops of cookie dough into each heart. I baked them a little longer since these are larger than your average cookie. The edges browned quicker and the middle was still a bit gooey but I took them out since I didn’t want to burn them. Somehow in my mind you would be able to see the words and heart shapes on the top of the cookies. (You can’t.)
Long story short, 2 out of 6 cookies are actually heart shaped. The others are cookie blobs. (I’ll spare you photo evidence.) However, they ARE good regardless of their appearance. I think a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top would be perfect! Since my cookie pan was a flop, I decided to use the rest of the dough and make traditional chocolate chip cookies. I burned the first batch because I forgot to set the timer and wandered off to do laundry. But the second batch is perfect! I’ll give these to my fairy god-daughter next door. Along with the two decent looking heart shaped cookies.
Today I understand why someone donated that cookie pan. I think I’ll do the same. I should just stick with what I know. Chandeliers! Isn’t the snow pretty? Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo Dell