Friday, February 11, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops for Valentine's Day

Last year my Mom had given me a heart shaped cookie pop pan. I had totally forgotten about it, until recently. I had decided to clean out my cupboards and try to re organize them, since I've gotten some new serving dishes and bakeware. As I was pulling things out, I noticed this against the side. As soon as Queenie saw it she said "make some??". How could I resist, LOL.


We decided on making our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, rather than sugar cookies. That way even Hubby would enjoy our Valentine treats. Queenie had such a good time helping me. This is really the first time I've cookies anything with her. She usually looses interest after a few minutes. But she saw this project through, from start to finish. I have to be honest, we almost ate half of them, before I got the chance to decorate any, LOL.


The first few batches were a bit big. I wasn't sure how much batter to put into the molds. Let me tell you, it doesn't take much. The last few batches of cookies were perfect, but we enjoyed eating the bigger ones.


Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
printable version

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks, 1/2 pound) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated [white] sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE in preheated 375-degree [Fahrenheit] oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: PREPARE dough as above. Spread into greased 15"x10" jelly-roll pan. Bake in preheated 375-degree [Fahrenheit] oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (>5,200 feet): INCREASE flour to 2 1/2 cups; add 2 teaspoonfuls water with flour; reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookies for 17 to 19 minutes.

For Cookie Pops- press 1 Tbs of dough into greased cookie pop molds. Place lollipop sticks in center and cover with an additional pinch of dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool before removing from molds. Decorate with your favorite frosting colors, candies and sprinkles.

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Miz Helen said...

Of course Queenie makes these cookies extra special...she is adorable. The cookies look great and such a precious idea for Valentine, I just love them. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and you and Queenie please come back!

Brenda said...

Those are so cute Cindy, and I can't believe how much your daughter looks like you! Wow! Even my grown-up kids would love these....

Lisa said...

Those look absolutely darling and so fun to eat. I hope you'll come by and link these up to Sweets for a Saturday #4. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

Amy said...

These are some cutie cookie pops! And your little girl is adorable. Just put a smile on my face seeing her. :)


Jerri said...

Your cookie pops are adorable! How fun!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Queenie is so cute as are these cookies!
We are in our final week of Get Grillin' - Dessert is the theme and we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don't have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect! This week we have a Rouxbe Cooking School giveaway. http://su.pr/2YaIiV

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Amazingly easy and really looks deliciou. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my ISO 22000 Training. Happy Valentines Day!!!