Friday, December 21, 2018

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

© Can Stock Photo / NorGal

Chocolate may have been rationed in Rosie's day, but fortunately for us, those days are long gone. And there really is no such thing as too much chocolate. Not when you're a chocolate lover like I am. And during the holidays what better way to celebrate than to add a few touches to a classic recipe and go for the chocolate. Inspired by the Nestle Toll House recipe.



   2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
   3/4 cup sugar
   3/4 cup brown sugar
   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
   2 eggs
   1 cup cocoa
   2 tablespoons coffee (if desired)
   2 1/4 cups flour
   1 teaspoon salt
   1 teaspoon baking soda
   1 large (12 oz) package of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Place flour, baking soda and salt on a piece of wax paper and set aside. Cream butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl. Blend in eggs, mixing thoroughly. Add cocoa and coffee, if desired, and mix thoroughly. Blend in dry ingredients, a little at a time, until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoon full onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. 

Note: If the batter should become too dry and crumbly after adding flour simply add small increments of coffee or water, (one tablespoon or smaller), until moistened. 

For a little more zing, use pumpkin spice flavored chips, if available, or add a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. 

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