Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I first saw this recipe on Monday and I had full intentions of whipping up a batch that night. Laziness got the better of me though. I had a full weekend of cooking, baby-sitting four dogs by myself, cleaning my house, and oh yeah...getting my very first speeding ticket. I was spent and decided to wait a day or two to make them.

The plan was to make them last night so when I ran home for lunch yesterday I set out two sticks of butter, I placed them high up on the counter resting on top of several canisters. When I came home the butter was gone, vanished, no where to be found. I thought...maybe Daniel stuck them back in the fridge before he left for work. Nope, not in the fridge...where in God's name are they I asked myself, questioning whether or not I had really set them out? Reality hit me when I noticed Lennon wasn't his normal puppy self. He was a bit sluggish and did nothing but go back and forth from the living room to outside on the Florida room. For crying out loud, first it was pineapple, then loaves of bread, followed by about a cup of grease that I had drained from some ground beef...now it was butter. The dog ate the butter and the wrappers to boot without leaving a trace of his poor judgment on my counters.

Anyway, these cookies were pretty good. I thought they were a little bitter from too much cocoa powder so next time I think I will ease up on it.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies~
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Directions:
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

2.) In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3.) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

This is the third food item that I have made that has required baking that has come out successfully. I didn't forget ingredients or skip important steps. Maybe I am starting to gain the patience I have been lacking in the baking department.




3 comments:

Chicago Mom said...

Poor puppy! They never learn, do they? I was babysitting my neighbors two golden labs, Luke & Lyric, and when I went to answer the phone Luke ate some raw chicken out of the garbage. I have also seen him eat a rock and even his own poop. Crazy dog! Anyway, your cookies look yummy! I love Allrecipes and Food Network too. I just started my own blog about food, dinners mostly. Bye!

Lissaloo said...

That's too funny, our big dog has swiped things off the counter before, you gotta watch those big dogs, they're sneaky ;)

HoneyB said...

oh no! Temptation must be too much for your dog! Eeks on the speeding ticket too. Hope you don't have to pay too dearly for that one!