Let me explain. My husband, bless his heart, always tries to buy me something with hearts or romantic. Note to self: make sure to not let him read this post. Our first Valentine’s Day, he bought me a Swatch which was really sweet because it was my first year in Switzerland and he wanted me to have something Swiss. Except, it was plastic and covered in hearts. Needless to say, I never wore it and still hear about it 11 years later.
Last year, I apparently had been talking about a teddy bear that I had when I was a child named Columbus. I used to take that thing everywhere! Well, he thought that having a Vermont Teddy Bear customized for $100 dollars, would fill my empty, lost heart (cause I guess he thought I felt that way since I no longer had Columbus?).
Now don’t get me wrong, I do my best to put on my thankful, happy, surprised face, but that man can read me like nothing else! So we have just come to the conclusion that Valentine’s Day is about crafts and baking, and that totally works for us.
On to the cookies. I am not a big red velvet fan, but my kids love it. It is probably because of all the red dye! Before my “from scratch” days, I used to make these with cake mixes. They turn out kind of cakey, but kind of cookie like at the same time. The chocolate is subtle, but there and paired with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, they are delicious. I am going to give you guys the from scratch version as well as the cake mix version.