Hello everybody! Were you beginning to really wonder about me? Where I could possibly be? And when I’d ever (if ever) be coming back? Well I don’t really have a great answer or excuse. Just that, well, I guess inertia got the better of me, and once my computer crashed, and my digital life came to a crashing halt, it was just tough getting all my gears in motion again. And plus, after blogging about fifty-two weekly dinner parties, it was pretty easy to convince myself that I deserved a bit of a break from the blogosphere. But now, I’m back, and back to say! And it’s so, so good to be back. Thanks for waiting. And now, let’s get rolling!
I guess I missed the mark with Valentines day. Shoot. But I still want to share with you today a very Valentines-y recipe: Dark Chocolate Cookies with Tart Cherries. Soft and tender, with delicate, crackly tops and a quick crunch from a dusting of glittery sugar, these insanely delicious cookies are filled with hugely deep cocoa flavor, molten pockets of rich, oozing chocolate, and chewy, bright bites of tart red cherries. With every bite, you’ll fall more deeply in love with this cookie, just as the person for whom you baked them, is sure to fall more deeply in with you.
And even thought it’s too late to make these for your true-love and hide them in his locker (chocolate chip cookies were always my Valentines Day go-to gift for my high-school boyfriend) this year, these incredible cookies will be a sensation all year round. So I don’t feel all too guilty for my tardiness.
Truly one of our favorite cookies, and undeniably delicious, they’re gorgeous and sophisticated and all around lovely too. A perfect thing to pack into a pretty tin and bring along to lunch at a friend’s, or to give a neighbor as a birthday treat, or to send to work with your husband to share with co-workers. Perfect for any special day, be it a birthday or Christmas or even just a random Tuesday in September. But they’re especially perfect for Valentines Day. Back in December, I’d been tempted to include them in the Christmas Cookies Exchange post, but I knew I had special Valentines Day plans in mind for them. And then what did I do, but drop the Valentines ball. And even though these are awesome any day of the year, now that I think about it, I really am bummed I didn’t get this recipe to you all in time, because they really are perfect for that bright red day in February. A perfect, homemade treat for anyone you love. I’ll be sure to remind you about these again, early next February. But just a word of advice, don’t wait until then to make ‘em!