As we near Valentine’s day, we can expect to see more butter-filled, over the top recipes to make that special someone who doesn’t care about getting Diabetes or Heart Disease.
Today we were treated with Ree’s Chocolate Valentine Cookies. Ree’s is very far from a professional recipe. I can’t believe this shitty recipe would even make it into a cookbook. These cookies as otherwise known as Chocolate Sugar Cookies or Chocolate Cut Out Cookies. Cute. From her commenters, you would think Ree is the first person to make a cookie in a heart shape. If you are thinking of making these for your sweetie, don’t. Here’s why:
- What Ree doesn’t tell you is that her cookies are hard as rocks. They are little heart-shaped hockey pucks. Why? TWO STICKS OF BUTTER!!! (for only 2 1/4 cups flour) Too much butter in a cookie recipe makes them hard. Here’s a reference: the standard Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe calls for 2 sticks (one cup) of butter, to make….60 cookies. Please notice, REE’s recipe yields 12-18 cookies. So, if you knock back two or three of these little guys, you just consumed a quarter cup of butter.
- As some commenters have pointed out, three seconds after you take the time to stencil the cute powdered sugar letters, the door will open, a breeze will blow and the powdered sugar will be all over your countertop, instead of spelling out the special message you wanted to send. What a complete waste of time.
- I would like to emphasize this again, REE’s cookies are hard, I guarantee it. See how thin they are? 2 sticks of butter, + 12 minutes of baking at 350 degrees + 1/4 inch thickness is a recipe for disaster. They will be slightly burnt. Your sweetie will ask you to never make them again.
If you are sold on the “idea” of these cookies, do a search on allrecipes.com for “Chocolate Cut Out Cookies”. Every recipe I found uses less butter and recommends a shorter baking time.
I really believe if Ree posted ANY of her recipes on allrecipes.com, or any other true cooking site, she would get picked apart!