|Local nut roasters extraordinaire!|
|Martha Stewart Living Feb 2011 issue|
VALENTINES DAY COOKIES!
True story! Using CB's Nuts Peanut butter in this recipe puts it over the top!! Great ingredients can really elevate any recipe and this is indeed the case here. Thanks CB's Nuts and Martha Stewart Living teams for creating a match made in heaven.
|Start this recipe with CB's organic peanut butter for best results|
|The cookies at their first baking cycles|
|Adding raspberry jam into the heart indentations|
Place back into the oven for the final 5 minutes to set the jam and finish toasting the cookies to perfection.
At this point, my husband and son miraculously appeared from another room to inquire about the availability of the cookies. (I'm baking these for my son's class as he's now too cool to make handmade cards with his Mom this year but still wants to give his classmates something). I smile and allow them to snatch one...it's Valentine's Day tomorrow after all!
So if jam isn't your thing and your knees weaken for chocolate...then I have the answer to fortify you! I chopped some dark chocolate finely, melted it in a bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds, stirred and back in for 30 seconds, stir until smooth. Using a teaspoon, finesse the melted chocolate into the heart indentations after the initial 10 minute baking cycle and then bake again for another 5 minutes to set
|Toasty, nutty, sweet and adorable Valentines Day cookies cooling|
|Think Reese's Peanut butter cup in cookie form but better|
|Dark Chocolate hearts make me smile!|
My son kisses me goodnight and thanks me for making all these for his classmates and teachers at his school. He loves to watch the pleased faces of the recipients as he proudly passes them out. It fills his cup to share the joy of good food with others. This is one lucky Mama-bear!
Happy Valentine's Day my friends! May you find big and little things in your day, in your life that puffs your hearts with joy.
Chow for now!