So I named these cookies chocolate cocaine because (1) they are addictive and (2) I sprinkled powder sugar on them to look like cocaine. I know you are impressed with my originality.
Story for the roomies:
After dreaming of chocolate for the past 3 days, I decided to make cookies this morning. As usual, I had everything but 1 little ingredient. While weighing my options of remaining on the couch in my comfy clothes or venturing out to the store in search of brown sugar, my desire for chocolate won out. As I got off the couch to start my trip to the store, I realized I was in Brandon's sweatpants and t-shirt. I could have changed into more respectable clothing, but Brandon was sick in bed and I didn't want to wake the sick boy up. To be a good wife, I went to the store in Brandon's clothes. To make my trip even more remarkable, I was wearing no bra, I hadn't brushed my hair, and the only shoes I could find were the dress shoes I wore to last night's girls night out.
Was it worth it you may ask? Yes, the cookies are delightful...and who knows maybe my trip to the store got me one step closer to appearing on What Not To Wear. Five thousand dollar shopping spree here I come!
Well I am off to enjoy these cookies in my sweatpants and dress shoes while watching some football.
This recipe is from Nestle Toll House with a few additions.
2 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c baking cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c butter or margarine, softened (I used 1/2 c crisco and 1/2 unsalted butter so the cookies would be less cakey and more gooey)
2/3 c sugar
2/3 c packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
powder sugar to sprinkle on top
- PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
- COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chunks. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set but still soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.