Valentine’s Day Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes + Valentines Day Sprinkles on Fashionable Hostess

Just last week I was featured on the Glitter Guide for a fun and easy Valentine’s Day activity… hosting a cookie decorating party {see the post here}. What I love about this idea is that it makes for a perfect night in whether you plan to spend it with your man or with your girlfriends. What I didn’t share in the post were my favorite recipes for chocolate cookies and home-made frosting so I wanted to take this opportunity to divulge. My go-to ‘made from scratch’ cookie recipe is from Cooking Light {and don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like it!} while the frosting is Betty Crocker {to be honest I was shocked they revealed the recipe on their site!}. Then all you need to make it Valentine’s Day perfect is gather an array of pink, red, and gold sprinkles! See single gals, Valentine’s Day ain’t so bad after all!!

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Cooking Light Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened {I use “I can’t believe its not Butter”}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Pam Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Combine sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg whites; beat 1 minute. Add flour mixture and chips; beat until blended. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray and place dough balls. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans for 2 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

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Betty Crocker Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
 Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. Once cookies have cooled, frost, sprinkle, enjoy!

Cooking Light Chocolate Chip cookie recipe for healthy cookies by Fashionable Hostess

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  1. These look fantastic! I’m all for simple and sweet ideas for Valentine’s Day.

    xo, Laura
    http://www.brightandbeautifulblog.com/

    February 10, 2015 • 10:07 am •
  2. These look amazing! What fun sprinkles!
    This Side of Paradise

    February 11, 2015 • 11:18 am •
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