February 12, 2014

valentine's treat | it makes my mouth water

i don't know what has turned me into a sugar monster, but it's a problem.

you know what's not a problem?

double chocolate chip cookies with cherry frosting smothered all over them complete with sprinkles.

it makes me want to crawl right in-between those two cookies and eat my way out.

yeah i just said that. no shame in my game.

i started things off with martha stewarts outrageous chocolate cookie recipe.

the only thing i smudged in this recipe was i left the chocolate chips out of the first half of the cookies i baked. i was pretty positive this would work better for frosting them and i was right.

however…it was a mistake. i repeat…it was a mistake. why leave chocolate out of anything? insanity.

because of all the melted chocolate in the recipe (and the lack of chocolate chips) the cookie batter flattens quite a bit. don't be alarmed, but do space them at least two inches apart. 

also, martha's recipe calls for a heaping tablespoon. i would say a tablespoon is plenty for the non-chocolate chip version. 

i then added the chocolate chips to the second half and you can see the chips held the batter together much better. 

now your cookies are baked! take the cookie you'll use for the bottom half of the sandwich and plop down about a tablespoon of canned cherry frosting.

now, i was going to get fancy and make my own frosting with almond extract and maraschino juice…but why bother when that canned frosting was 100% jumping off the shelf into my cart? 

you're last step is to pour sprinkles on a plate and roll the edges of the pie around. 

if your sprinkles aren't sticking squeeze the cookies together to make the frosting push over the edges a bit.

now…didn't they just turn out perfectly pink and picturesque? 

excuse me…i'm going to go enjoy this tasty treat now.

tips from my kitchen

  • only bake your cookies for about eight minutes, rotating them halfway through at four. i over baked mine and they are slightly crunchy. lame.
  • this recipe yields about nine pies.
  • you'll need two cans of cherry frosting.


  1. Yuuuuuuum! I never liked sweets before I was pregnant with my first, now all I ever want are sweets!

  2. these look so good. i'm with you- I'm nit making the frosting.

  3. These are adorable! Also love that this recipe doesn't make a gazzillion cookies! Portion control is good for this Cookie Monster!


  4. omgoodness these look SO SO good. I'm definitely making these!

    xo Nicole
    a dash of gold

  5. omg...i need these now!! so tasty lookin'!

  6. OH MY GOSH!
    I want to make these right now!

  7. Those are....scrumptious. Plus the sprinkles?! drooling.

  8. These look great momma! Love the pink middles for the week of love. :)

  9. I may have just licked my computer screen...those look delish! I may have to make these for my man (really they'll just be for me)! I wonder how they'd be with peanut butter frosting in the middle??? Mmmm

  10. Those look soooo good. Yes when in doubt, always add chocolate! ;)

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those cookies look amazing. This pregnant lady will take all the dessert she can get! I will be making these ASAP!

  12. yuuuummmmm goodness gracious this looks insane

  13. um YUM!!! They look so good!!!

  14. These look insanely good! I just want to stick my finger in the frosting, is that so bad? Happy v-day!


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