*Disclosure: I am required by the FTC to tell you that this post is sponsored by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and Josh Cellars Wine for their #asweetpairing campaign. Of course, I always keep a stash of Ghirardelli chocolate and my hubby is loving the Josh Cellars wine so all opinions are expressly ours. Company has also sponsored a great give-away at the end of this post!
Is there anything sweeter than wine and chocolate?
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.
We always like to make a sweet treat to celebrate and this year we’ve made rolled sugar cookies decorated with Ghirardelli chocolates!
My little helper liked to sample the dough!
Ready to decorate cookies!
I melted the 60% Cocoa Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips in the microwave, gently on half power at small intervals and stirring frequently. The white chocolate I melted on the double boiler. I put both melted chocolates in piping bags and bowls and we just had fun! Be prepared to get messy!
(P.S. I have a chance for another $75 card on my INSTAGRAM account ending on 2/8/16!)
1/2 cup of salted butter (softened at room temperature)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar (I use unbleached)
When light and fluffy add:
1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon of local honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup rolled or old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
ground cinnamon (I like it so used about 1 teaspoon but you can use less if you want)
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
*You can also add raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips at this point!
Divide dough into balls and drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown and slightly firm.
I cooled on a wire rack.
Now my momma’s brownies are by far the best brownies around.
(And I might fight ya if you say otherwise!)
She uses the recipe from the 1963 Betty Crocker Cooky Book (one of the best cookbooks I own BTW)
and I’m not sure why but even when I follow the same recipe mine are not quite as delectable.
(She must do something secret I’m not aware of…)
Here is that recipe:
Browniesfrom the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book
4 squares of unsweetened chocolate (4 oz)
2/3 cup of shortening
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350.
Grease a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ pan.
Melt chocolate and shortening over low heat.
Beat in sugar and eggs.
Blend flour, baking powder, and salt and stir in.
Mix in nuts.
Spread in pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
Cut into bars!