Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sweet Saturday , Double Chocolate Cookies

     What could be sweeter than a Saturday? Saturday with these delicious cookies to munch on, that's what. This recipe was given to me by a friend. I love that people think I can cook, they get me to test the treats they bake.

     These cookies are very straight forward to make and can be varied in all sorts of ways. Even better, Amberlee cooks like I do and had reduced the sugar, more chocolate, less sweet, perfect.

Double Chocolate Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups dark chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Prepare cookie sheet- I use parchment paper liners, she used tin foil, or use silicon cookie sheets
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars
(We both reduced the sugars by 1/4 cup for 1/2 cup less all totalled)
Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until smooth
Sift in flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder, mixing until well combined
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop 1 inch balls of dough, teaspoon sized, onto prepared cookie sheet, an inch apart
Bake for 8-10 minutes
Let cool ( if you can)

To change these cookies up a bit you can add any chocolate or chips, milk, white, butterscotch, peanut butter, skor or just chopped up chocolate or chocolate bars. (Post Halloween cookies??)

Add a 1/2 cup of nuts or dried fruit, craisins or dried cherries would be good. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

     Thanks for sharing Amberlee, feel free to get me to taste any of the things you bake.  Enjoy.


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