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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chocolate Chip Roll Out Cookies For Valentine's Day

In light of the blizzard that is battering my little Pennsylvania Dutch town this morning my girls and I decided we needed to find something to do or we would go bonkers: well, maybe I decided that and pumped them up enough about the idea that they followed suit.
Enter in a Valentine's Day baking session with a fantastic Chocolate Chip Roll Out cookie recipe I came across on The Adventure's of Sugarbelle! I tweaked the recipe just a bit and we added a drop or two of Americolor Soft Pink food gel (obviously a girly, girl Valentine's must). 
And yes, that is a unicorn you spy there: I have girls, what can I say?! The cookie cutters came from another outing in an attempt to calm the stuck-in-doors crazy. I am fortunate enough to live near Foose Cookie Cutters and Tinsmithing, and I love going there and perusing all the beautiful cutters they make. They sell them online too, and one day I realized (after purchasing one off of Amazon and paying extra shipping) that I could literally drive five minutes down the road and get them myself!

The cookies come out nice and crisp, with and awesome flavor and the bonus of chocolate chips in a cut out cookie. Up until today I didn't even realize there was such a glorious sweet out there! The girls ate them up and enjoyed some tall glasses of milk along side them. What a better way to pass the time on a snowy day! We enjoyed them so much that we are packing up the leftovers for the little one's Valentine's Day party at school tomorrow...if they have school tomorrow.  

Thanks for popping in! Have a sweet day and remember, there is always room for cake! XOXO

 Chocolate Chip Roll Out Cookies 
adapted from Sugar Baker

  • 1 c salted butter
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c light-brown sugar
  • 1 extra large egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour 
  • 2 drops pink food gel, optional
  • 1 c semi-sweet mini-chocolate chips

1. Cream the butter and the sugars until fully incorporated. Add in extra large egg yolk, 
    vanilla extract, and salt. Add in a drop or two of pink food gel, if desired.
2. Slowly, a half cup at a time, add in the flour. Once blended, fold in the mini chocolate 
    chips by hand. 
3. Wrap ball of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour.  
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
5. When the dough is chilled, roll out on heavily floured surface and cut out with your 
    choice of cutters.
6. Place cut out's on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and bake for 10-
   12 minutes.
7. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before placing them on cooling 
8. Pour yourself a glass of milk and ENJOY!

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