Maybe you're wondering what a softie is. You're not alone; I didn't know what they were until I made them. Basically, a softie is a soft and thick cookie. They're a bit cakier than a typical cookie, so they are a little different than your average cookie.
The reason these softies are perfect for Valentine's Day is that they are in the shape of hearts. And believe, it or not, I didn't even use a cookie cutter to shape the dough! I used a whoopie pie pan with indentations in the shape of hearts. This pan is key to the simplicity of this recipe. Although the name of the pan is complicated, it's an easy and cheap baking supply to pick up. What's also key is that the dough is simple to put together and doesn't require any chilling time. AND these cookies are done baking in about 10 minutes!
What's more is that these cookies are delicious plain....
I slighly tweaked Wilton's recipe for chocolate chip softies. I looked on the internet and couldn't fin the link but here's the link to the whoopie pie pan I used that came with the recipe: https://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Nonstick-Cavity-Heart-Whoopie/dp/B0045Y12C2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486494943&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=wilton+whoopie+pi+heart+pan
Sorry about the super long link.
So before you spill flour all over your kitchen in a klutzy attempt to prepare your counter for sugar cookies, whip up these simple yet impressively cute treats.
White Chocolate Softies
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 Tbs. granulated sugar
- 3 Tbs. packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 1. Preheat oven to 350 F 2. Prepare whoopie pie pan with non-stick cooking spray. 3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. 4. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy. 5. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. 6. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing well. 7. Fold in the white chocolate chips. 8. Press dough into the cavities of the pan, filling about 3/4 full. 9. Bake 9-10 minutes of until the edges of the pies are golden brown. 10. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely elsewhere. 11. These cookies stay fresh at room temperature for up to 3 days and can be frozen for at least 1 month.