February is one of our favorite months—the month of love! At Southern Way, we have the honor of catering so many special occasions that revolve around love from wedding receptions to anniversary celebrations. We have the unique opportunity to be there on some of the biggest, most joyful moments in your life. Behind all of those weddings and anniversaries are hundreds of Valentine’s Day celebrations where you make special plans for one-on-one time with your significant other like romantic dinners out, weekend getaways, or a day date at the spa.
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with this year? Surprise your date this year with a decadent dessert. Spend an evening together in the kitchen creating a new, fun Valentine’s Day memory that you can add to your love story.
Chocolate Chip Sundaes for Two
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tbsp. shortening
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. fine salt
1/8 tsp. instant espresso powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Ice cream, for serving
Chocolate syrup, for serving
Sprinkles, for serving
Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease 2 mini 4” cast iron skillets or 1 mini 6” cast iron skillet.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together. Beat very well, about 45 seconds. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, and beat until combined.
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and add it in 2 batches to the creamed butter, beating just to combine.
Stir in the chocolate chips. Press the dough into the skillets and press it evenly flat. Bake for 19-21 minutes, until the middle is slightly underdone (it will set up as it cools).
Serve the cookies warm topped with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles.