January 25, 2009

Be my Valentine.....

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Two events are coming up real close to each other. Grumpy's birthday and Valentines Day. I tell him that someone born so close to the day of love should be super sweet. He just laughs. But, I think there is some sweetness hidden there as proof I am about to tell you. You see that picture above? Well that was Grumpy's idea. Can you believe it? The man who laughed at me over a year ago for taking pictures of food is now telling me how he "thinks" I should "present" my food! lol. Just as proof, I got a picture of his hand below putting together his version of what my cookie should look like. he he. When I told him I had the photo he informed me I that I can't talk about him anymore. Yeah, right. I'll get right on it.

Earlier this week I told my son Justin that I would make him and Kristina some cookies. These are the cookies I made for them. An early Valentine treat. Probably not the only one either, so kids....here is a start! ;0)


The recipe I used for this cookie is the same one I used when I made chocolate chip cookies just last week. You can click here for the recipe. This time I used all dark brown sugar, made the cookies twice as big and added the Valentine M&M's instead of chocolate chips and pecans.



Stay tuned for some more cookies to come....some special ones.

In the meantime, make some Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies and put some "love" into them to pass on to your Valentine! Ok, I'm off to find Grumpy....

45 comments:

  1. I love M&Ms in cookies and these look fantastic!

    How cute that Grumpy was helping you with your pictures!!!

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  2. Shelby, love this post! So sweet :)

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  3. Love the Valentine's Cookies!

    My husband was trying to help me with food pictures last night too...lol.

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  4. Happy Bday to Grumpy. My daughters bday is Feb. 16 and she will be sweet 16. We are still planning something special for her. I love your cookie recipes..Im a total cookie monster!

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  5. Mm, looks so good. Even at this time in the morning. That is so funny that Grumpy likes to help you out...I bet you liked that!

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  6. LOL! Grumpy's so cool! I love to read your stories about him! Scrumdiliuptious! (Sp?)

    Oh, and I think Grumpy was right your cookie did look cute in the cup w/ the M&Ms! :-)
    ~ingrid

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  7. You're killing me here! I have too many 'have to tries' going on and I don't have another day off for a week!

    Tell Grumpy to suck it up-the cookies, that is! I think it is cute that he is (begrudingly) getting into it :)

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  8. I loved the post from last Valentine's Day. I guess the pressure's on for this year! The cookies look so chewy and delicious!

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  9. These look so tasty. And, they'd be wonderful as part of the Kitchen of Love event (hint hint). :)

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  10. Nice job Shelby and Grumpy! The cookies look absolutely delicious and the presentation looks great!

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  11. great cookies! M&M cookies are one of my favorite cookies :) I think it's sweet that Grumpy was helping you with your pictures :)

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  12. I remember the days when I first started blogging and couldn't see myself taking photos of my creations either. We have all come a long way since then.It is nice when the whole family gets involved in not just eating our dishes:D

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  13. That Grumpy, he's adorable. (Shhhh!) :D

    These look great!

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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  14. Looks good from here. I'm trying to think of some special treats to make for my girlie on V-day. Probably something with raspberry...

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  15. that's a funny story!! The pictures are great and so pretty for a valentine's treat. I think Grumpy deserves a cookie!

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  16. Love the colors! But I especially love the hand-theif! Ha!

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  17. LOL on Grumpy! Those would not get made at my house because I can't resist plain M&M's when they are around--I would eat them ALL!

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  18. Mr. Noodle and I love M&M cookies and with all the different varieties out now, they can be changed up. Our personal fave are the mint MMs as in mmmmmmmint!

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  19. I've never had m&m cookies (I haven't lived, clearly!) - lucky Grumpy!

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  20. Terrific photos S!

    Your cookies look fabulous & you make me crack up with your comments about your honey. lol! :) xo~m.

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  21. The cookies look wonderful, what a sweet story!

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  22. I love M&M cookies! And I love how Grumpy was helping you! The pictures are gorgeous!

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  23. Awwwww..... These cookies look amazing!! Yum!
    I love the Valentine M&M's! Too bad we don't get special edition M&M's like that here. The only ones I have seen were orange M&M's when the Soccer European Cup tournament was played in Germany....

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  24. M&M cookies are my favorite! And I love that you used the pretty M&M colors too... so sweet!

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  25. Looks so delicious! I've seen M&M in those colours before, so pretty!

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  26. I love holiday colored m&ms. You're cookies look perfect!

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  27. That is so dear to see Grumpy involved. Hey, it only took a year!

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  28. These look fantastic! Men just pretend they're not interested in our blogging! LOL!!

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  29. Love the Valentine M&Ms! My husband would love if I made these for him....way before V-Day!!
    Love the hand shot :)

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  30. Awww, Shelby...too sweet! One day y'all we'll be having plate-offs...you just watch! ;o)

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  31. They don't have these out in my stores yet. I have been looking for them. Maybe once I find them I can make these cookies.

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  32. Aww, how sweet!
    I love how those colors just pop!

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  33. Oh no...I guess this means Valentine's Day is coming up.

    Your cookies look delicious and how great is it that Grumpy is getting involved.

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  34. I love using the holiday M&Ms to dress up a treat for the holiday. I like making 7 layer bars with them too. Grumpy couldn't resist the temptation of food styling huh? Love it!

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  35. Great pictures! I love the colors of the Valentine m&ms. It works out quite well that Brianna's birthday is only a few weeks before Valentine's day, since pink and red are among her favorite colors. I bought some for her party.

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  36. These were very delicious. Next time tell Grumpy not to eat any of ours! :p

    ~Justin

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  37. Saritor - Don't you worry you adorable little boy of mine! Grumpy got in trouble for eating your cookies. ;) I'll make you some more soon! XO!

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  38. Those look so good! Great colours for Valentines!

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  39. This is really reinforcing the M&M craving I've had since visiting the M&M store in Las Vegas. They're so bright and beautiful, but I'll bet they tasted even better!

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  40. omgoodness :D I just pulled my last batch out of the oven, SOO good, my 17 yr old daughter said YUMMM they TASTE like Valentines day hehe, I am going through pics getting ready to post it at my blog right now :D Thanks so much for the recipe, Carm

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  41. Love the cookies, Shelby, and that "action shot" of Grumpy is priceless. My own Grumpy never helps with such tasks, and I'm starting to feel a bit jealous of you!

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  42. the day we stop talkin' about our menfolk is the day we either die or stop blogging altogether - way too much fodder!!!

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  43. These are great and just in time for Valentines!

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