Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! Celebrating with close friends, family, or with a special someone this holiday? No matter what the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
We've put together 5 sweets for you and all your loved ones to enjoy together.
Simple, but oh so sweet. Don’t let the half-dip fool you, these cookies are full of flavor.
Combine butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg, and peppermint (or vanilla extract) in a bowl. Mix together these ingredients until creamy and add flour. Make sure you mix it well before dividing the dough in half to refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Have the oven preheat to 375ºF while you cut the dough into heart shapes using a cookie cutter. Place them onto cookie sheets and pop them into the oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Once they’re golden brown, remove them from the sheets to cool completely.
Next, you’ll have to prepare cookie sheets with waxed paper to help prevent any mishaps. Then melt chocolate chips and shortening on low heat, stirring often.
To finish them off, dip half of each heart into the chocolate. Afterwards, place them onto the cookie sheets to refrigerate until the coating is set.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
This recipe is simple and only takes 5 minutes to prepare. If you’re looking for a last minute sweet to serve this Valentine’s Day, this will be the one.
To start out, have the oven preheating to 350ºF and line two cookie sheets with wax paper. Then in a bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar together.
In another bowl beat Country Crock Baking sticks and sugar together until fluffy. Then add one egg at a time, mixing after each addition, before adding the vanilla and red food coloring.
Mix the two bowls together to finish off the dough. Then start rolling a spoon-full of dough into balls before rolling them in powdered sugar. Once you've rolled all the dough, re-roll each ball in the powdered sugar again.
Arrange the dough balls on the baking sheets and bake about 10 to 12 minutes. Afterwards let them cool for a while, and then enjoy!
For the full recipe, visit Laura’s recipe at delish.com
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies
A perfect mix of sweet, fruity, light strawberry flavor and rich, delectable chocolate. These brownies are a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy.
First prepare the brownie layer, combing the ingredients and baking the pan for 30 minutes at 350ºF.
For the second layer of strawberry filling, combine your ingredients. Then spread a layer of it over the brownies once they have cooled. These will need time to set, so cover and place in the refrigerator.
While the pan is setting, melt the butter and chocolate chips together and mix until smooth. Let this mixture cool for at least 30 minutes. Afterwards, spread a layer of this chocolate on top of the strawberry layer.
To finish it off, place the brownies back in the refrigerator until everything has set.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
This treat provides a twist to the classic chocolate chip cookie. The cherries add a bit more sweetness and a pop of tartness to give a memorable experience.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line two cookie sheets with wax paper. Then mix butter and sugars until fluffy. Next, then add the eggs and vanilla, beating until combined.
Using a different bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt before stirring in the previous bowl. Once mixed, fold in the chocolate chips and cherries.
Place the mixture onto the cookie sheets using a scoop and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
For the full recipe, visit Makinze’s recipe at delish.com
This last recipe puts a spicy new spin on the traditional brownie.
Have the oven preheating to 325ºF while you butter and flour a large baking pan to be set aside. Then in another bowl, sift all the dry ingredients together.
In a medium bowl, combine the butter, molasses, milk, egg, and yolk together. Then stir in this mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Then in a small bowl, combine ¼ cup of boiling water to the baking soda. Adding it to the batter and stirring in the chocolate chunks.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake until set, usually about 40 minutes. Give them time to cool, and then serve!