Thursday, January 31, 2013

7 Days of Valentine Projects #6

Today I'm pretty excited to share my favorite chocolate cookie recipe ever (I've tried a lot. Promise). And a very simple treat bag label to go along with it.

The label uses pattern paper from Carte Bella "Devoted" pad, Spellbinders Nestibilities dies "Labels 1", sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn "My Silly Valentine", heart banner stamp from Wplus9 "Banner Love", Memento ink in "Tuxedo Black" and "Rhubarb Stalk", and Stickles in "Cotton Candy".

My favorite chocolate cookie recipe EVER comes from my America's Test Kitchen cook book (best PBS show ever)... enjoy ;)

1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (8 3/4 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 3/4 sticks) Melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar (5 1/4 ounces)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 

1) Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour and baking soda and salt together in medium bowl; set aside.
2) Add both sugars and vanilla to bowl with butter and whisk until fully incorporated. Add egg and yolk and whisk until mixture is smooth.  Stir in flour mixture until just combined, about 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips, giving dough final stir to ensure no flour pockets remain.
3) Divide 2 tablespoon cookie dough balls onto baking sheets. Bake until cookies are golden brown and still puffy, and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft, 10 to 14 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack; cool cookies completely before serving.
And make sure you check out the other talented participants in this Valentine's Project hop :)

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  1. Yum looks delicious and here I am starving on the treadmill! Love your treat topper! That paper is so cute and that banner is perfect!

  2. This is perfect. I love that the packaging shines, but the sweet treats are visible too. Looks yummy too! :)