Before having the boys, David and I would eat out and catch a movie, maybe go dancing. Oh how those days are long gone. We are parents now. Some might say, so what if you’re parents, you can still go out. Sure. We could just take our 5, 3, and 2 year olds out with us, wait 45 minutes for a table while the boys are saying “I’m hungry” every 30 seconds, only to get to the table and wait even longer for our food to be served. Not so much a pleasant experience. OR we could pay a complete stranger to look after the boys, since we’re countries away with no grandma near, while having that annoying “I wonder if they’re okay” feeling during dinner. Not so pleasant either. So we prefer to spend Valentine’s at home with the kids. We do dinner with the boys, then after getting the boys in bed, our Valentine’s date begin. We share something sweet while watching a movie. It’s a perfect Valentine’s date for mommy and daddy.
What’s your plans? Need something sweet to share with your Valentine. How’s about a heart shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie for two? It’s sweet, soft and chewy.
Valentine’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
Yields: one large cookie
1/4 cup of Butter, soften
1 large Egg
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract
1 & 1/8 cups of Flour
1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
1/2 tsp of Salt
3/4 cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Here’s what you do:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a heart-shaped pan or 9″ inch round pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add vanilla and mix well. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips until combined. Spread cookie dough into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or just until lightly golden on top. It’s perfect for sharing!
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