Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Cookies of a Bazillion Ingredients and other Happenings

Want an easy and quick Valentines Day decoration? Just form pipe cleaners around heart shaped cookie cutters and attach them together to make a fun and festive garland!! They were super easy and I love how they look!

Mmmmm, cinnamon roll rice krispie treats, yes you heard me right, I said cinnamon-roll-rice-krispie-treats! They are soooo good and very easy!


Can you tell I want it to be spring?

Shirts: Jc Penny
Skirt: MadeByMe
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Chocolate Comfort Cookies
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3 o/z softened cream cheese
1 egg
2 TBS milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups plus 2 TBS flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup marshmallow cream
Preheat oven to 325.
Butter two cookie sheets, set aside.
In a large bowl beat together, butter, sugar, cream cheese and egg until very creamy and smooth. Beat in milk, melted chocolate and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and  cocoa, then add to butter mixture, mix until combined. Blend in the marshmallow cream and chocolate bits until well blended.

Dollop scant 1/4 cups of dough onto prepared cookie sheets, leaving about 2" between each cookie. Bake 13-17 minutes, until golden brown and set up around edges. They will not seem all the way cooked in the middle, but they are, I promise! Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes the carefully remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

You can add nuts or dried fruit to these, just use your imagination. I like them best with some toasted macadamia nuts, but my Mom and i are the only ones and we do not need a whole batch of these to ourselves! These are seriously the BEST chocolate cookies EVER!