- Need a yummy valentines dessert? How about a Pookie? Yup, a cookie pie! And fully customizable! If your hunny is a peanut butter person, throw in some peanut butter chips. Health nut? Add some granola, nuts, and coconut (ok so that doesn't make it healthy but still, at least you get more protein). As you can see, you've got options. I baked mine in a heart shaped pie pan to make it extra festive. The crust I used was super easy too, you basically just press it into your pie pan, pour the delicious cookie filling into/over it and bake it up. Plenty of time left over to cook up a spectacular V-Day dinner. Here are some delicious looking options for your valentines dinner: some Pad Thai from Wives With Knives (a really fantastic Oregon based blog, AND I met the author at a farmers market and she is lovely). Maybe a Vegetable Cobbler from Indigo's Sugar Spectrum (one of my favorite blogs, hilarious writing AND awesome recipes), or my big sis's go to recipe for Chicken Parmesan (check out her blog for updates on my precious nephew and her adventures dog sledding in Canada with her Canadian hockey playing hubby). Maybe you should just try all three, it IS a holiday after all!
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Recipe Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
3/4 cup dried fruit (cranberrys, blueberrys, whatev)
Grease one 8x8 square pan and 4 muffin top tins.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Add oil, sugar, egg, syrup, and milk. Add cranberries. Stir only to combine. Fill square pan 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full.
Fill muffin top tins with leftover batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes (muffin tops) and 15-20 minutes (coffee cake).
Meanwhile, combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl. Upon removal from the oven, rub the tops of the muffin tops and the coffee cake with a stick of butter (it will melt which is what you want). You are basically giving the sugar something to stick to.