According to Luke, he has never been without a date on Valentine’s Day.u00c2u00a0 We first met in January a few years back, and even though I didn’t know about his streak at the time, I guess I was destined to be his next Valentine.u00c2u00a0 It was our second date actually, the first being one he tricked me into going on.
I’ll tell that story later.u00c2u00a0 We went to one of my favorite restaurants, a wonderful Thai joint called Typhoon (if you ever find yourself in central CT and need a bite to eat, I’d highly recommend them) and ate delicious noodles while listening to live harp music.
He also got me flowers.u00c2u00a0 We easily established that Luke is the hopeless romantic in our relationship, which works well, as I think two would make it a bit crowded.u00c2u00a0 We haven’t decided whether we’ll be eating in or out this V-Day, but lucky me, I got a present early.
They’re just like the kind I bought in Paris, amazingly smooth and buttery. u00c2u00a0Needless to say, I’m thrilled.
There are many red/pink velvet recipes floating around the Internet at the moment, and I wanted to get in on the fun.u00c2u00a0 When I first saw these cookies, the recipe called for boxed cake mix.u00c2u00a0 I avoid mixes if at all possible, so I went searching for a from scratch recipe.
And oh. my. goodness.u00c2u00a0 Definitely one of the best batches of cookies I’ve ever made.u00c2u00a0 The cookies are soft, but slightly crisp around the edges, and the cheesecake filling adds just the right amount of creaminess to the middle of your big cookie bite.
Luke had these all to himself while I visited my grandma, lucky him.u00c2u00a0 I’d whip up another batch on V-Day, but there’s another type of cookie that has Luke enamored more, which of course I’ll share in a bit.
Adapted from Babble