I'm not actually a huge fan of the holiday that pushes candy (I'm ok with the chocolate) and roses and diamonds. However, I am a big fan of the pretty little cards that you can find at places like here, here and here. And baking treats like those you see above... I'm sorry, but also not sorry because they are delicious!
I snagged this recipe from one of my favorite foodie sites, Simply Recipes:
Things you'll need:
- 1/2 cup of butter, melted
- 1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of butterscotch chips (I added chocolate chips, too.)
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter and flour an 8X8 pan. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
2 Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk.
3 Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix it all together. Add the butterscotch chips or other mix-ins.
4 Pour into the pan (I poured mine into individual silicone cups) and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Cut into squares and serve.
So, what are your plans for the holiday? Any treats you'd like to share?! I'd love to see them!
Happy Valentine's Day, bookworms!