Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day + Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

1//I woke up to the smell of yummy pancakes yesterday morning. He cut them in the shape of hearts, and also cut up some bananas and strawberries in the shape of hearts! I'm one lucky girl.

2//At the end my Valentine's Day card was a little pink heart marked with a 1. It was a scavenger hunt!

3//This was at the end of my scavenger hunt! It's so beautiful!

5//I love these sunglasses. Apparently they were good luck too, because they got me a free Starbucks!

6//Red roses are classic.

7//I made Jason some applesauce chocolate chip cookies, and a homemade card that read, "whale you be my valentine?" He loved it.

+++applesauce chocolate chip cookies

you will need:

1 1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup applesauce, drained
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Drain applesauce using a fine mesh sieve over a bowl
Combine the ingredients into a mixing bowl
Add chips to batter, mix until well combined
Place spoonfuls of batter evenly apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes

*I always let cookies cool on a cut and flattened paper bag. It's something my mom always did, and it brings back great memories of baking sugar cookies with her when I was a kid.

♥ What did you do for Valentine's Day?


  1. mmmm i love a good cookie recipe. and the bag things- whats that about? does it help or just a family tradition??? i love a good kitchen trick too! happy valentines!!

    1. I have no idea if it helps or not. It's definitely a family tradition, because I don't think I've ever heard anyone else doing that. I love that this recipe is a little bit healthier because you use applesauce instead of white sugar. If you try it, let me know :)

  2. You guys are seriously the cutest couple ever!! A scavenger hunt is a cool idea!
    Happy belated Valentine's Day!

    1. A very happy belated Valentine's Day to you too! I'm really lucky :)