Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s day wasn’t that special for us, since we spent pretty much the whole day apart. Chris had to work during the day, and I had my bookbinding class for 3 hours that evening. I did manage to make a few special treats for my sweetheart, and I’m very happy to report that they worked out really well!!

During Christmas time there were a lot of tutorials on how to make your own marshmallows. Since I’m a huge marshmallow/peep fan, I’ve had this on my mind since then. I finally got the supplies and found the recipe. It was surprisingly easy! They taste so much better than store-bought marshmallows, and I like that the homemade marshmallows take on a square shape. It’s just different. I couldn’t find my food coloring to make the marshmallows a pink-ish red, so I guess I’ll have to make them again. I also made a family favorite; molasses cookies. I don’t think Chris has ever had molasses cookies before I made them, and I was very happy that he’s just as big of a fan as I am.


The marshmallow recipe can be found here. In the recipe it doesn’t say to dip them in chocolate, but it added a lot to the marshmallows. I think they’ll be very rich in a cup of hot cocoa. Below is the Molasses cookie recipe:


Molasses Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen

  • 3/4 c. shortening (I like to do 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup greek yogurt)
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. cloves
  • 1 t. cinnamon, ginger

Cream shortening & sugar, add egg. Beat well, add molasses. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to above. Roll into balls, then into granulated sugar. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

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    1. Owen Bell says:

      I love to eat Marshmallows every day he he he.~;:

    2. […] sure everyone else figured this out a LONG time ago, but while I was making my favorite (and chewy) Molasses cookie recipe I discovered how I could make the perfect, perfectly round cookie […]

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