Happy (nearly) Valentines Day ! Here is a little sweet and spicy cookie to share with everyone you care about, especially you!
The recipe starts with a basic chocolate chip cookie dough, with a few extra add-ins, in this case white chocolate and those little cinnamon heart candies that show up this time of year. A little extra warmth comes from cinnamon in the dough. It is February, after all, everyone needs a little heat 🙂
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start by mixing your dry ingredients in a separate bowl:
- 2 1/2 cups white flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Set aside. In your mixer, cream together
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
Then add the following, one at a time:
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Once this mixture is combined, slowly add dry ingredients, scraping sides of bowl a couple of times if needed. Then stir in:
- 1 package of white chocolate chips (225 grams)
- 1/2 cup small cinnamon heart candies
Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment. Roll the cookie dough in balls and place on the parchment a few inches apart (I use an ice cream scoop to do this that is about 2 tablespoons, for larger cookies – this yields about 2 dozen).
Bake for 12-14 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies. Keeping the cookies on the parchment, slide them onto a cooling rack and allow too cool while the next batch is cooking, then remove them from the parchment to the bare rack.