You know I love baking and what better reason to make something new, than for the one you love. Well the other day I was telling a co-worker about this cute heart-shaped cookie pan I had seen at Target last year, but had decided not to buy. Well as luck would have it she went in the next day for a few things and they had it, so she picked one up for me – thanks Karen! So I decided for Valentine’s Day this year that I should make my love a cookie cake. I mean why buy a crusty old store bought one, when you can have a fresh, custom-made one? Plus he doesn’t actually like chocolate chips in his cookies, which all commercial cookie cakes seem to have, so problem solved. If you don’t have a heart pan, no worries, you can make it on a regular cookie sheet too, just make it into whatever shape you want. So if you’re feeling the fever, here it is, the recipe I used. Which is basically just the “Nestle Toll House” cookie recipe, but without chocolate chips. I may not be much of a decorator, but I did bake it with love!
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat your heart-shaped cookie pan with non-stick baking spray. Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside. Cream the butter and the sugars in your mixer until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined, next add the flour and mix until combined. Transfer the cookie dough to the pan and spread out evenly until the bottom of the pan is covered. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Remove and cool. Once the cookie is cooled you can decorate it with your favorite frosting or candies, pretty much anything your heart desires!