A few years ago R asked me to make chocolate cookies. So I scanned our pantry and saw that we had all the needed ingredients, cocoa powder, flour, sugar, butter... Next, I scoured my cookbooks. Luckily I found a recipe. It was amazing! Once I made the recipe I noticed the cookies were very thin. I immediately thought they looked like the cookie pieces in a typical ice cream sandwich. I logged the idea in my head and a few months later when the weather got warmer I came back to the recipe.
It worked PERFECTLY. Since making the cookies that day I've adjusted the recipe so that the cookies are thicker, and less like wafers. I made them today with the 'thicker version' and here is the result.
The recipe as written follows (if you like thick cookies following the amounts in parentheses)
1-1/4c butter or margarine softened
2 cups sugar
2 t vanilla extra
2 cups all purpose flour (2-1/2c)
3/4c baking cocoa
1t baking soda (3/4t)
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set and centers are puffed and cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks (cookies will flatten as they cool). Yield: about 5 dozen
8Amazing with mint pieces, or peanut butter chocolate chips.
Til next time, remember to find beauty in your midst!