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Feb 10, 2008 07:15 PM

Valentine Cookie Recipes?

I would like to make my Valentine a batch of cookies. Does anyone have anything particularly rich and decadent to share? I suppose I'd like something chocolate, but I am certainly open to suggestion.

I was considering the *eek* Paula Deen Ooey Gooey Chocolate cookies, but the reviews on the website seem pretty mixed.

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  1. Dorie Greenspan's Korova/World Peace Cookies are really rather decadent and very tasty. I made them for Christmas gifts and everyone raved.

    1. My most favorite are the One Bowl Chocolate Chocolate Cookies from Bakers Chocolate - I can't find it on the website so I'll type it out -

      8 oz semisweet chocolate - chop and set aside
      8 oz semisweet chocolate - melt in the microwave in a large mizing bowl
      3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla - add to smooth
      1/2 cup flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder - add
      2 cups chopped nuts - add with reserved chopped chocolate

      bake 1/4 cupfuls at 350 for 12 - 13 minutes. Makes 18.

      Warning - these are deadly addictive!

      4 Replies
      1. re: lupaglupa

        I second these. They're killers.

        1. re: abud

          Sooooo easy, and the recipe's right there on the box. I make them often, and depending on my mood, have added the following from time to time:

          - York peppermint patties crumbled on top
          - Peanut butter swirled into the batter
          - Marshmallows

          For Valentine's Day last year I cut brownie hearts out with a cookie cutter, and served with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of Red Hots.

        2. re: lupaglupa

          Would these be terrible without nuts? Do they require nuts for form and texture, or just flavor? I ask because am allergic to nuts, but love the chocolate ration in this recipe

          1. re: alex8alot

            I've made them without nuts. They work fine and are only a bit more moist. Of course, you get fewer!

        3. Green Tea Cookies - Imbibe Magazine
          (I used leaf cookie cutters and made chocolate roses to go with)

          3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
          5 oz. unsalted butter, cut into cubes
          1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
          3 large egg yolks
          1 1/2 Tbsp. matcha (powdered green tea)
          1 cup granulated sugar (for coating)

          Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Whisk sugar and matcha together in a bowl. Add sugar mixture and butter to bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until smooth and light in color. Add flour and mix until well combined. Add egg yolks and mix just until eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms. Form dough into a disk and refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes). Roll dough out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a small leaf cookie cutter (or whatever you prefer). Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat. Place cookies on a parchment-lined pan. Bake 12–15 minutes, or until slightly golden around edges. Makes about 25.

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          1. re: HillJ

            Does anyone know if the butter should be chilled or room temp for this recipe? Thanks.

            1. chewy triple chocolate cookies by baking illustrated - a batch of 42 has cocoa, 16oz semisweet chocolate, plus additional chips.

              chocolate or espresso shortbread cookies sandwiched with chocolate or white chocolate ganache. this would be nice bc they require individual attention

              look at the lava cookies at cakespy's blog too!