Valentines Chocolate Chip Cookies

Made Famous By:  Lisa Scott

Have you seen the movie We Bought a Zoo?  If you haven’t GO SEE IT!  I thought I was going to see another silly kid’s movie, but was quite surprised.  It is a movie that really makes you think and cry.  There I admitted it!  I cried….a little.

The part of the movie that struck me the most was the moment that the Father, played my Matt Damon, knew it was right to buy the zoo.  They were walking the grounds and all of a sudden he found himself staring at a lion, this huge, dangerous, powerful, majestic, strong beast.  

In that moment everything got still.  As he stared this lion in the eyes, he knew.  He knew that what he was about to do was right.  It was going to be hard and maybe the craziest choice of all of his options, but he knew as he gazed into the eyes of the lion that it was the right choice.

Isn’t life like that?!  Sometimes the right choice appears to be a lion.  Sometimes that right choice seems scary, difficult, unattainable, and most definitely the hardest choice, but it is the right choice.

In my life this always seems to happen when we are making big decisions.  When all the options are weighed and prayed about, the path we know in our hearts is right, most always is the hardest.  But it is beyond a doubt the right choice.  The storm inside becomes still and peace overcomes the senses as you stare into the lions eyes.

Every time we have followed the promptings we have received it has always worked out even better than we could have dreamed possible.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 lb. Real Butter
1 ½ C. Sugar
2 C Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
6 Cups Flour
½ tsp. Salt
1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
Neon Pink Food Dye
4 C Chocolate Chips

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees
*Cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.
*Then add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
*In a separate bowl mix the flower, salt, and baking powder.
*Add the dry ingredients to the wed ingredients and mix until well combined.
* Add the neon pink food dye until desired color. 
*Add the chocolate chips.
**Bake at 350 for 15-25 minutes.  Time will vary with each oven.  You don’t want them to be brown when they are done.  You want them to be barely cooked through in the middle.  This will keep them chewy and soft.

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  1. I have to see that movie, but my son doesn't want to so it will have to be a rental, but it sounds good. And how cute are your cookies!

  2. I haven't seen the movie. I actually haven't even heard of it. HaHa. You can tell that I don't watch a lot of movies. It does sound like a cute movie and I love your festive chocolate chip cookies!
    (Holy Cannoli Recipes)

  3. Thank you bunches Susan, Kristin and Sue.

    I have followed you on your sites and I heart them!!


  4. What a fun twist on chocolate chip cookies! I love that they are pink! :)

    I haven't seen the movie but am glad to know it is a good one :)

    If you are interested, I host a weekly Friday link party, I'd love for you to come and link up!

    Have a great weekend!

    Simply Designing

  5. We took our family to see that movie @ the Drive In for Christmas--so sweet. Great idea to add the pink to the choc-chip cookies. I LOVE to bake...I'm SO doing this! Can't believe *I* didn't think of it. lol

  6. What a sweet post, and these cookies are too cute, why have I never thought of dying my chocolate chip cookies?! Found you through Tasty Kitchen, and I'm so glad :)

  7. I Love these!! I do a Cookie Time Tuesday on my blog so I am pinning this recipe for a future feature.

    I hope you will link this up to my I Heart Projects Linky Party.

  8. I just featured this recipe on Cookie Time Tuesday. They were delicious!! And it is a bonus that they are so pretty.

    Thank you.

  9. Ashley I have followed you on every media outlet possible! Love your side!
    KT-Thank goodness for Pinterest. Totally inspired me to do the pink cookies!
    Anna I LOVE your site! May we all look for our hidden pony!
    Lindy I am all linked up and following you!!

    -Heather aka Made Famous By

  10. YUM!I am pinning these and will be trying them soon.

  11. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time.

  12. Perfect cookies for Valentine's! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight

  13. This is great! I would love it if you come by and link this up at From Scratch Friday tomorrow @ Marriage from Scratch!


  14. I added you all to my linky list! I loved that you all stopped by. It makes my heart smile!!

  15. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

  16. Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays! You left a lot of eye candy over there ;)

  17. I liked and visited all of your sites!

  18. i use this recipe as well. its my absolute favorite. only change i make: i only bake mine 6 minutes at 350 and then freeze them and whenever anyone wants a cookie, they just pull one from the freezer an they're sooooooo amazing like that. But thats only if you like very soft (doughy-ish) cookies

  19. How many cookies does this recipe make?!?!

  20. So cute and I just have to make some!
    Such a Pretty Cookies.
    This is a perfect gift for someone special.

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