Tomorrow at school, our kindergartner will be enjoying his first ever Valentine’s Day Party. He is beyond excited. He has signed his name on all of his carefully selected cards. He chose a red shirt to wear, because it is Valentine’s Day and of course you wear red on Valentine’s Day. (Duh, mama!)
He is also excited to take in a big platter of double chocolate cookies. Usually we eat these cookies plain, but I figured I’d dress them up a bit for his class. After all, it is important that 5 year olds get their share of sugar on Valentine’s Day, right?
Double Chocolate Cookies
- 1 c. butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 c. flour
- 1/4 c. cocoa powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 c. chocolate chips
1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter or margarine and sugars together until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat an additional minute.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to the mixing bowl and stir just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
3. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into a ball and place on baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. (Makes about 3 dozen cookies.)
After our cookies were completely cooled, I frosted them with this buttercream frosting recipe that I tinted pink. Then my little girls helped decorate them by adding a gummy heart to the top of each cookie. Hopefully they’ll be a hit at school tomorrow.
This post is being linked to Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum.