VALENTINE BAKING (ATTEMPTED)

 

"WHEN I SAW YOU, I FELL IN LOVE-

AND YOU SMILED, BECAUSE YOU KNEW."

-WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

A perfect chocolate chip cookie: Golden brown & crunchy on the edges, a center that's moist and soft, perfect drops of chocolate chips sprinkled on top that melts as you put it in your mouth.

Usually, for Valentines Day,  our boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends, or whatever significant other you have, plans a nice dinner or an overly elaborate date for us ladies. We thought we're pretty much wifey material.. so why not show them that and bake our boo thangs a special treat? Cue the perfect chocolate chip cookies.

Just as we're little drops of heaven to our significant other, here are the ingredients needed to make these god sent cookies. Because lets be honest, they're damn lucky to have you. Not the other way around. 

Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar (3/4 cups)
  • Packed brown sugar (3/4 cups)
  •  Salted butter, very soft (1 stick)
  • Eggs (2 large)
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Table salt (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking soda (1 Teaspoon)
  • All-purpose flour (2 1/4 cups)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
 

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Spray the cookie sheet with nonstick spray or use a liner.

2. Mix the two sugars. Be sure to break apart any hard chunks of brown sugar and get the two sugars fully mixed. Light brown sugar will make your cookies taste a bit sweeter!

3. Mix the softened butter into the sugar in globs. This helps really incorporate the butter and the sugar.

4. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Crack the eggs directly into the bowl with the butter-sugar mix, and then use your spoon to lightly beat the eggs before stirring them into the butter and sugar.

5. Measure and mix in the vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Mix the batter as much as possible right now. Break apart any remaining clumps and make sure the batter is a consistent color throughout.

6. Add the flour all at once. At this point, you want to mix the batter as little as possible to avoid forming too much gluten--ew gluten. Stop mixing as soon as there is no more visible flour on the dough or in the bottom of the bowl.

7. Add the chocolate chips all at once and use a folding motion to incorporate them into the batter!

8. Scoop the batter onto your baking sheet, spacing the balls of dough roughly 2 inches apart. 

9. Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes. Take them out when they look puffy, are set around the edges, and dry to the touch. Let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. As they cool, they will collapse back on themselves.

10. Transfer the cookies to a rack to finish cooling completely. Enjoy these delicious droplets of heaven. 

 

So clearly, our cookies totally failed.. but we swear by this recipe, its golden. Definitely give it a try and tell us how it went! Or just buy a box of cookies at Target like we did and just gift those.. I'm sure they wouldn't notice. & besides, its the thought that counts and lets be honest, look at you, they're damn lucky to have you.