Weekend Reading: Valentine's Day Edition

Red velvet crinkle cookies

Another snow day, another batch of treats — this time red velvet crinkle cookies via Classy Cooking. I made a few small tweaks, like swapping out half the white chocolate chips for semi-sweet pieces, which gave the cookies a stronger cocoa flavor. I pulled them from the oven at the suggested 13-minute bake time and they came out perfect — soft on the inside with a slightly crusty top and bits of chocolate throughout.

Since it is Valentine's Day, let's end the week with the latest sweet reads.

Serious Eats takes us behind-the-scenes of Roni-Sue's Chocolates' truffle-making operation.

Ligaya Mishan — the writer behind the New York Times' Hungry City column — samples the city's plethora of dessert tastings. Anyone up for a trip to Patisserie Tomoko?

According to Time Out New York, the cookie plate is making a comeback.

Oh Joy whips up a batch of edible valentines.

Finally, Thrillist has your NYC hot chocolate checklist.

Have a great weekend!