I am not too much of a romantic, but i did feel the desire to make some cookies with some extra love for my sweet family. Here is the recipe for the cookies that make my family say “you do love us” I choose organic with all of these ingredients, but they will still taste wonderful if you are unable to do the same.

2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Cane Sugar
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (Chocolate #1)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
1/2 cup Earth Balance Shortening
2 large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
12 oz Dark Chocolate Bar broken into small pieces. (Chocolate #2)
1/2 cup Chocolate Nibs, slightly grounded. (Chocolate #3)

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees

Beat butter and shortening together, add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Add eggs one at time, mix well. Mix dry ingredients together, mix well. Add dry ingredient mixture to butter mixture and mix well.

Prepare a cookie sheet with a non stick mat. 1 Tablespoon of dough make one cookie, although you can do whatever you like. Enjoy.