Monday, 6 February 2012

My Valentine's Day Cookie Recipe

Every year for Valentine's Day I make a chocolate mousse which is incredibly dark, dense and rich.  This year I've decided to go for something more playful and fun...the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie with a Chocolate Dipping Sauce.  Ideal for sharing and feeding to each other, with enough chocolate sauce to use as a bit of cheeky body paint if the mood takes you!!  Plus, it can be made completely in advance leaving you all the time in the world to spend with your Valentine!!

I've been researching the perfect know those cookies that are crispy on the outside, but chewy inside.  After extensive taste testing I've adapted what I've found to invent my very own luscious Valentine's Day Cookie.

350g plain flour
1 tspn Bicarbonate of Soda
225g butter
200g golden caster sugar
150g light brown soft sugar
1 tspn vanilla essence
2 eggs
100g bar of Green and Black's Dark Chocolate with Raspberry chopped (it adds a fruity twist!)
150g bar of dark chocolate chopped
1 sprinkle of Love xxxx

Cream the butter and sugar and beat in the eggs and vanilla essence.  Mix the flour and bicarb together in a bowl and then add gradually to the creamed mixture.  Stir in the chopped chocolate.
The dough is very soft and gooey.
Using a spoon, blob the dough onto a greased baking tray and pop into a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees.  I I made three baking trays worth of cookies!

Serve with a bowl of chocolate sauce made by heating a small pot of single cream and melting in half a bar of dark chocolate.  Perfect for two.

If you have a secret Valentine or if your older children want to give a present to their crushes, just pop a few cookies into an organza bag.  Who could resist a bag of these sweet treats!

Even after all this, there will still be plenty of cookies left to give the can bribe them to give you and your partner some much needed alone time!  These really are the ultimate Valentine's Day Cookies!!

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