Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This Charming Cookie

I spent my day off baking cookies and listening to the Smiths. Which, let's face it, might be the best way to spend a day off ever.(Though the bit where I was dancing around my kitchen and suddenly noticed one of the creepy turkeys in my yard staring at me was less fun). I started off not really knowing what I wanted to make but knowing that I had a TON of chocolate chips. And by that I mean a four and half pound bag from BJ's.
The matroyshkas beckon you in

This is an adaption of the adaptation Lovin' From the Oven did.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and almonds. I used about 1/2 tablespoon size drops.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. 

These are yummy and fudgy. I would definitely recommend keeping the cookies small. There's a LOT going on here so they can be a bit overwhelming (I tried both large and small sized and definitely preferred the bite size version). Now I've just got to test them out on my audience aka Shannon.

1 comment:

  1. They are audience approved! I even brought some in my lunch today.