Sunday, January 8, 2012

Very Chocolate Cookies

In my world, there are pajama brunches. I didn't choose the theme. But, let's be honest, I'm so into themes. I put on my prettiest pair of pajamas, slapped an apron on top, and made pancake batter. So, when the guests arrived and they weren't wearing pajamas... well, about five minutes later, everyone was stripping off their jeans and putting on pajamas. If we're going for a theme, we're going all the way.

In my world, there's always ice cream. Even when it's twenty-five degrees outside. Because a good dinner with a good friend should always be followed with ice cream from Christina's.

In my world, there are a million excuses to bake. Birthdays. Holidays. Celebrations. Or seeing two kinds of Valrohna chocolate at the grocery store.

Hence the birth of Very Chocolate Cookies. They're dense. They're serious. There's milk chocolate... there's white chocolate... all rolled into a dark chocolate cookie.

Doesn't your world need some chocolate cookies?

Very Chocolate Cookies

1 1/2 stick unsalted butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate pieces
3/4 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the butter and sugar with a fork until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and the vanilla extract, mixing well after each addition.

Sift together the cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture all at once and mix well. Add the chocolate pieces and stir to combine.

Scoop out two tablespoonfuls of batter at a time and form into a cookie shape. Place each on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 3 - 4 minutes then use a spatula to lift them off the sheet. Makes approximately 20 cookies.

1 comment:

  1. Yes my world definitely needs more chocolate. So tired of being virtuous and it's only the second week January. Eeek! These cookies are so, so tempting...going downstairs to peek in baking cupboard...thanks for the recipe!