|Death by Chocolate Cookies|
I don't know how she does it but Alice organized a Valentine's cookie exchange for our French Friday group. At Christmas she organized a card exchange. Alice has terrific ideas and the energy to carry them out! I envy that:)
Anyhow I received Death By Chocolate Cookies from Liz Berg at http://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/. They were chocolatey and delicious and everything you want in a chocolate cookie. We ate several immediately (who could resist?) then put the rest in the freezer and have been having one in the afternoon with our coffee. If you're looking for a new chocolate cookie recipe I highly recommend this one! And you see the lovely red paisley print in the background? That's a beautiful dish towel that came in my package as well! Lucky me!!!
1 cup + 1 Tbsp flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
5 Tbsp room temp butter
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Melt the 8 oz. chocolate chips in microwave until smooth and set aside.
Whisk together eggs and vanilla. Set aside and yes this makes for a lot of dirty dishes!
Beat butter until smooth and creamy then beat in sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla until incorporated. Add chocolate and mix until incorporated. Add dry ingredients on low speed and mix until just combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chill dough for 1/2 hour.
Scoop 2 T dough and roll into balls. Bake about 10 minutes or until cookies just start to set. Centers will appear soft. Cool for 5 minutes on sheet then remove to cooking rack.