Thursday, February 14, 2013

Secret Valentine - Death By Chocolate Cookies

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  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
2 eggs
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.


  1. gotta love chocolate cookies for Valentine's Day!

  2. Oh, Guyla, didn't you know if Liz was your Secret Dorista Valentine that you would get chocolate of some kind. And, your cookies look delicious. How does that woman bake so much chocolate and stay skinny. Good idea to put them in the freezer and just pull out for a special treat. I have eaten every single one of Susan's Giant Ginger Snaps this week. Seven days. Twelve Giant Ginger Snaps. Don't even feel guilty. Happy Valentine's Day, my dear.

  3. Aw, you're so sweet, Guyla! I was so pleased to get your name for this exchange...and Mary is right, it had to be chocolate :)

  4. These cookies look and sound delicious:) Perfect for Valentine's Day.

  5. Love the cookie name! Sounds like the way to go! :)

  6. How wonderful, Guyla! And, you have great self-control!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Yum - I made chocolately cookies too but I'm definitely going to add these to my rotation!

  8. You have willpower beyond my imagination.
    Those cookies look great - yep, if it was Liz it had to be chocolate :-)

  9. Wow! These look amazing! I love the dishtowel too! Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Death by Chocolate are fabulous cookies, and I love the tea towel.

  11. Guyla, I don’t know how I missed this post on Valentine’s Day. Those cookies look fabulous and I’m sure were quite delicious, too! Love the pretty towel!


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