I spent almost all day in the kitchen yesterday. I taught my second cooking class last night. I showed the ladies how to make four main dishes. That required a lot of prep work, so I was preparing for most of the day. My husband was gone last night and the boys were home alone, so my house is a disaster! I am so glad that the weekend is just around the corner. And it is a long weekend. Woohoo!
Are you ready for Valentine's Day? It totally snuck up on me this year. Maybe because it's on a Sunday and that's just unusual. Maybe it's because we are celebrating two birthdays at our house. Maybe it is because I'm so busy the time is flying by me and I don't even know what day of the week it is. I planned on making lots of fun Valentine's treats, but we had birthday's, and a person can only consume so much sugar. I am planning on making a couple of things, so I guess I'll have to sneak them on here tomorrow.
These are cookies that I made for Christmas two years ago. Don't know why I haven't posted them yet. That was before I had my new camera, so the pictures are a little blurry, but you get the idea. They have not only chocolate, but cherries, so I think they would be perfect for Valentine's Day.
Cherry Hideaway Cookies
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 tsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 10oz jars maraschino cherries
2 cups white chocolate chips
2 Tbsp shortening or oil (not butter or margarine)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening or oil
Cream sugar and butter; beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients. Roll about 2 teaspoons of dough around each cherry. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Cool completely. Melt 2 Tbsp. shortening in a glass bowl in the microwave. Add the white chips and melt at 50% power, stirring often. Dip cookies in white chocolate and place on waxed paper till chocolate hardens. Melt the chocolate the same way and drizzle on top of the cookies. Or you can dip some of the cookies in chocolate and drizzle them with white chocolate.