Sunday, February 14, 2010

valentine's day - cookie bouquet - the keys to his heart

chocolate chip cookie lollipop - cookie bouquet (valentine's day) - 29It's so much easier for guys than girls when it comes to gift giving for Valentine's Day. I mean, I can't just give my boyfriend a bouquet of flowers... or can I? My ingenious brain came up with the idea of a cookie bouquet- complete with blooming and beautiful cookies! I bought lollipop sticks from the craft store and I planned on using his favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for making the tiny adorable cookies. To go along with the V-day theme, I even replaced the chocolate chips with red and pink M&M's. I am too adorable for my own good.

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Not gonna lie- I can make this cookie dough in 10 minutes flat, and I don't even need to look at the recipe.

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I got the idea of using the red and pink M&M's after I ate my boyfriend's mom's entire bag of these, lol.

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I really wasn't even sure if these would come out, because I didn't see any similar ideas online (they all used sugar cookies or other tougher cookies).

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Despite my premonitions of these cookies immediately falling off the sticks, they surprisingly adhered to the sticks snuggly. Adorable much? (notice my Team Edward mug in the back- I have to rep Twilight as much as I can).

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So they didn't look like a bouquet so-to-say, but they got the concept across nonetheless.

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My boyfriend loved the gift and loved the idea. I knew he would like them way more than actual flowers (cookies are the key to his heart).

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Although I had to slightly overbake these cookies (to ensure they would not fall off), they still tasted like good ol' Cook's Illustrated's "Thick and Chewy" (my boyfriend's undoubtedly favorite cookie).

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Ok I know these pictures are overboard... But I thought these were just too adorable for me not to take this many pics.

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All these cookies were happily eaten within a day or so, unlike their friends the caramel cupcakes.

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---RECIPE---
Taken from Cook's Illustrated.

Recipe found here

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