Every now and then I test other people’s dessert recipes. I came across this chocolate cookie recipe from a magazine and decided to test it. I was disappointed. I like my cookies super crispy and crunchy. However, these cookies turned out more on the soft, cake-like type. Not that they are bad, is just a matter of preference.
In spite of the fact that they are high on cocoa powder, I went a step further and filled them with chocolate chips to make them double- chocolate cookies. Oh well, nothing that a super cold glass of milk can’t fix.J
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Under 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $7.67 or .43 cents per cookie
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
2 ¾ cups All-purpose flour ($1.50)
1 cup packed brown sugar (.40)
1 cup granulated white sugar (.40)
1 tsp. Baking soda (.10)
2 eggs (.36)
1 cup of unsalted butter softened ($2.21)
¾ cup unsweetened Hershey’s Cocoa powder ($1.50)
¼ cup Chocolate chips (.75)
2 tsp. vanilla extract (.35)
¼ tsp. Salt (.10)
Stir together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder in a bowl. Set aside.
On a separate bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the butter until soften.
Add the combined sugars and mix well.
Add vanilla and eggs.
Gradually add the flour mixture and beat as much as you can with the mixer.
Use a wooded spoon to finish mixing the remaining flour.
When all the ingredients are well mixed and you see no lumps, cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or more. This will make the dough firmer when you start shaping the cookies.
Prepare a baking mold with parchment paper, no need to grease it., shape the dough into 1 ½-inch balls and place the cookies on the mold at least a couple of inches apart.
Bake for about 10 minutes. They will flatten a bit and spread in the mold.
When done, remove from baking mold and place in a wire rack to cool completely.
I made few larger cookies, then pressed my thumb in the middle, added few chocolate chips, shaped them into a ball and place in the baking mold.
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