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Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookie (and cute wrap)
I love a sweet treat for Valentine’s (and any time for that matter:)) and this one really hits the spot…soft and chewy with lots of chocolate……wait a minute. I’ve posted this cookie recipe before. That’s what makes it so great to repost it with a couple of fun add ins. This was posted wayyyy back in May 2019 titled The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie.
What makes the best Valentines Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Plenty, and I mean plenty of yummy ingredients. These soft, chewy cookies make you want to have just one more……and maybe another. But this time I made them big. I wanted JUMBO cookies to fit in my CD envelopes for giving away. So I started big. The Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookies were so big for the first batch they were the size of a small plate. I thought using 1/2 cup of cookie dough would get me the size if wanted. Well, yes, if you try these cookies you will want a JUMBO cookie (and then you will have just one)
I decided that the JUMBO Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookies would work well as a plate, and add a large scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top, then drizzle with chocolate sauce. It’s a wonderful dessert for sharing (of course you can have one for just yourself) After a batch or two of trial and error sizing, it works well with a 1/4 cup of cookie dough. Here’s a few tips for making these Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Bake for 11 Minutes (then let them sit for another 2 minutes on the baking sheets to cool before transferring to a paper towel or wire rack)
- Use a 1/4 Cup for measuring the cookie dough (or large cookie scoop that is the same as 1/4 cup)
- When adding the Valentine’s M & M’s, mix them in with a spoon (or by hand, yum) because in the mixer they get broken
- Save a few M&M’s and chocolate chips for garnishing the tops of the balls before baking.
- Use butter that’s soft, but not too soft. It makes the cookies spread too much when baking.
- When baking, use parchment paper or Silpat baking sheet liners. I used the ones I got for Christmas and loved them:) It’s much easier to get the cookies off when still soft
- Remember to double the vanilla for a richer taste (this recipe the vanilla is already doubled
- I made 24 large cookies from this batch. I wrapped them in plastic wrap and froze them to keep them fresh
Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a cute wrap)
Years ago, I made a similar recipe for a fun Valentine’s treat for the girls at church. I placed them in these white CD cases and tied them the same way. The thing I didn’t think to do (until it was too late) was to wrap them first in plastic wrap. They still looked adorable but the butteryness (yes, I think that’s a word) of the cookie made little buttery spots on the paper and took away a bit of the loveliness of the presentation. So here are the steps to make sure you have a lovely Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookie (with a cute wrap) for all your friends and family:
- White CD Paper Envelopes (the one’s that have a clear center)
- Red Striped Baker’s Twine (I know there are more colors in this bundle but trust me, you’ll use it to make more cute cookies to give away)
- Red, White and Pink Cardstock This package will give you the colors you want. I usually just buy them on sale at Joann when I need them (although with a pack, you have plenty for spur-of-the-moment projects:)
- 2″ Scalloped Punch
- 1.5″ Circle Punch
- 1″ Heart Punch
- Crop-a-Dile Hole Punch (or medium sized hole punch)
- Adhesive: Use whatever you like, glue stick, glue dots, double sided tape…… I like my Tombow because it’s so quick
- Plastic Wrap (you have this in your kitchen drawer, right?)
If you have a Cricut Cutting Machine (Explore etc) you can cut these shapes out without having the punches.
- Using red cardstock, punch out the scalloped shapes. (you decide how many you need. This will be enough for lots of valentines giving) I made 24 cookies.
- Using white cardstock, punch out 1.5″ circles
- Using your Heart punch cut out as many as you want
- Assemble the tag by glueing the heart to the circle, the circle to the scalloped circle (do I sound like a square dance caller?) Punch a hole in the scalloped piece (see photo)
- Cut Baker’s Twine about 22-24″. I wanted to wrap it twice around the CD envelope and tie it in a bow
- Slide wrapped cookie into the CD envelope
- Secure the back flap with glue or tape
- You can write a cute message on the tag before threading it on the twine
- Wrap the Baker’s twine twice around, thread the twine through the hole in the tag and tie in a bow
Adorable Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookie (with cute wrap)
Seriously cute, delicious and a small gift that warms someone’s heart. It’s a very easy and inexpensive gift to give that will make someone’s day.
(I’m not gonna lie…..I haven’t done a post for 5 months. This was a lot harder to put together than it was when I was posting 3-4 times per week. It’s far from perfect but it’s done, but took about 4 times longer. Thanks for your patience and make some people you love happy with a cute, sweet treat:)
Happy Valentines to you this year (and happy giving)
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