Good recipes to share with friends.
Chocolate is one of my favourite things, which makes Valentine’s Day an exceptionally joyous time of year for me. In the past, I’ve made red-wine truffles and vegan chocolate cupcakes. This year, I decided to go with heart-shaped sandwich cookies.
My BFF loves caramel so I decided to frost these treats with a salted Dulce de leche buttercream. It really is the perfect union of our guilty pleasures (chocolate and caramel). If you don’t like caramel, the chocolate cookies lend themselves to any frosting: plain vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, you name it. Load them up with whatever your heart desires.
Now, I’ll admit, I’m a bit critical of the Valentine’s Day brand. The objects of affection that I appreciate most on Valentine’s Day are hand-made ones like cut-out paper hearts, lovingly crafted mix-tapes, home-made crossword puzzles and, of course, baked goods. It makes Valentine’s Day a very busy time of year for me as I craft cards and get busy in the kitchen, but after all the glue is scrubbed off and the final cookies baked, I know it’s all been worth it.
Do you like to get crafty this time of year? Let me know what you like to make for the special people in your life.
I must say, Pinterest makes it so easy to get craft ideas. I’ve been using the site more and more this past year to get inspiration for my next project, from electronics to ornaments to recipes. Did you know Oh My Potluck is on Pinterest? That’s where I collect inspiring recipes and potluck ideas. So go ahead, follow me.
If you are crafting a mix-tape for your Valentine, might I suggest “Forever” by Majid Jordan. This song is so sumptuous and lovely – perfect for that special someone.
And now for another perfect hand-made gift… cookies!
Dulce Delicious Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Makes 4 dozen sandwich cookies