My littlest valentine and I made cookies while my bigger -but-still-little valentine was at a birthday party this morning. We made cake cookies, a thing I've never done before.
1 box cake (in this case, strawberry, an artificial flavor I will never get again)
1/3 cup oil
Mix 'em up, drop 'em on a greased sheet bake 'e, for 8 - 10 minutes at 375.
I shaped half of them into hearts while he stirred in the very small amount of white chocolate chips we had left into the remaining batter.
Of course, quality control is very important when it comes to chips, and we encourage that in our house as long as we're the only ones eating the result.
On the sheets:
Baked. They puff a little, but don't spread much:
We made vanilla butter cream frosting, tinted pink. Because how else are the sprinkles going to stick?
1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
4 cups confectioner's sugar
6 TBS cream
2 tsp vanilla
Alternate sugar and cream into the butter in about three or four rounds for best results.
Safe keeping until the cookies are cool and everyone is packed up and at my parents' house, where they can get sugared up while Mama and Daddy go on a date for Valentine's Day.
Did I mention the quality control? We split one. It was 10am. I'm a good mother.