Valentines Day is just 4 days away! Funny story that will make you feel better about your marriage… The first Valentines Day we were married I remember driving down Harrison Boulevard in Ogden, Utah. I said, “Happy Valentines Day, my Love” and Caleb replied with “Happy Valentines Day”, Then I said, “I didn’t get you anything…” Caleb said, “I didn’t get you anything either” Then we both laughed and I hugged his arm. That may or may not be what true love looks like. ha!
I grew up thinking I wasn’t creative like my super talented and creative sisters. I thought the gene hadn’t been passed to me. As I have grown and learned more about myself, I realize I am in fact very creative, but its not in the typical artsy way. The most obvious is I love to create food. The less obvious things are that I can create conversation with just about anyone. I can create love and hope where there seems to be none. I can create a safe space for someone to share their deepest fears and hopes. I create laughter. I create. You do too. Have you discovered what you can create?
I share this about creating because these cookies don’t require elaborate decorating BUT everyone will be talking about them. They are chewy and a perfect explosion of chocolate! I have made them GF and non-GF. They don’t have a fussy recipe and you can drizzle a powdered sugar glaze, frost with this chocolate frosting, or just pull them out of the oven and chow down.
I hope you try these. These freeze beautifully to just be pulled out when you need a few. Happy Valentines, friends.♡
*This Recipe is just as perfect with 2 1/2 cups white flour for those of you who aren’t gluten free.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour (I usually use some oat flour and some all purpose and some rice flour. It always turns out)
- 2/3 cup cocoa (I have a super dark cocoa that I do 1/3 cup of and then 1/3 cup normal cocoa)
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups GF chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Cream the butter and the sugars together. Add the eggs and the Vanilla and mix.
Mix the dry ingredients
Combine the wet and dry
Roll into balls on cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 350. Dont over cook these!
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbls milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix ingredients until smooth. Place in a small sandwich bag, cut off the corner of the bag and then use it to drizzle over cookie. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
Cream together the butter and the powdered sugar with a little bit of the milk. Then add the remaining milk, the cocoa and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Enjoy!