Friday, February 11, 2011

{another valentine's day post.. deal with it}

so it has been quite some time since i've done some baking because i've been trying to
cut back on sweets since the new year rolled around. and oh, how i miss it.
i figure valentine's day should be an exception.
although i'm afraid there may be many exceptions to follow
because the list of desserts that i'd like to try seems to keep growing..

{red velvet cupcakes}
this {red velvet cupcake} is the dessert i would most definitely go for if hubby was into 
either cake or cream cheese.
alas, he is not.  so i'm thinking some kind of fancy cookie/brownie instead.
here are the contenders.

{chewy amaretto cookies with ganache filling}


{chocolate raspberry mini brownies}
 {cowgirl cookies}
{red velvet cake balls
i know, i know, i said joel doesn't like cake or cream cheese, however, 
these aresomewhat similar to the gooey chocolate butter cookies i make & he loves those. 
{oreo kisses}

ah, decisions, decisions! 
perhaps i should just make joel pick cause i have no idea how to choose!!
are you making anything sweet for valentine's day?



20 comments:

Katie @ Chai Thoughts said...

YUM. Those look amazing! I think I may have to bake something this weekend.

Kayla said...

Um I'll take 2 of everything.

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Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Everything looks insanely delicious! I'll take one of each!

Loves tea... said...

:) I love all your Valentines posts! And the red velvet cake balls look especially delicious. Make those, and some brownies just in case :)

Gingiber said...

You shouldn't have posted this! I gained 5 lbs just by mentally indulging in these treats! Haha

aPearantly sew said...

oh my word! Now I really, really want some dessert! Please make every one of those, and then send them to me :)

Peacefully Hooked said...

great post!!! I am so excited for valentine's day. I am going to make truffles and dip them in pink frosting then set them out so it reads "B-E M-I-N-E". like one letter on each truffle. I am so excited about it!

Faith said...

They all look lovely. I *think* I may be partial to the first cookie selection ;)

k. ryan said...

woah i think i just gained 5 lbs by simply reading this post!! all jokes aside... i vote you go for the chocolate raspberry mini brownies - they look incredible :)
-kait

laura said...

i.need.milk.

Ashley said...

These are all making me really hungry! Ahh that read velvet looks delish!

Rachael said...

OH GOODNESS ... the oreo kisses are the cutest! I made oreo truffles for Christmas but never would have thought to make them "kiss-shaped!" And sign me up for the amaretto cookies with ganache filling!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

red velvet is so classic and just so good. im thinking about making sandy's bacon/chocolate chip ones and surprising ryan with a batch w/o telling him whats in it. i want to see if he can guess!

angelina la dawn said...

my hubby doesn't like cupcakes, either. sadness. but he would definitely go for these oreo kisses! i may have to steal this....s

koralee said...

Oh I never get sick of Valentine posts...I have been at it all February....what yummy treats. xoxo

Kel said...

I love red velvet around Valentines Day just makes things extra special!

Ari said...

Delicious! I'm making a chocolate chip heart shaped cookie in a cake pan for my man. Easy, but his favorite!

Sandy a la Mode said...

you should make the chocolate chip bacon cookies i posted about on friday!! it's unexpected and sooo good, your man will love it (well i think most men would at least hehe)!!! :)

http://www.sandyalamode.com/2011/02/10/chocolate-chip-errr-bacon-cookies/

{kara} said...

what a sweet post! I want some chocolate now! I love this! I love Valentines Day too! My guy doesn't like chocolate so I have to go the white chocolate or cheesecake route!
xoxo Meg!

lovely by m said...

oh my gosh all of these are so tempting! i have some cake bites in my fridge right now and i am a big lover of them. you'll have to let us know what you choose!