Apr 26, 2012

chocolate chocolate chip cookies


Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day.  We are lucky enough in our department to have an amazing administrative assistant.  She takes care of all of our daily disasters as if they were nothing at all.  She was the one to save the day when I didn't have enough chairs for all the students in my classroom the first day and when we had the spark situation.  She does pretty much everything.

She definitely deserved some chocolate chocolate chip cookies, so that's what I brought her.  She liked them, even at 7:45 in the morning.  (Really, is there a bad time for chocolate?)



You should make these for a neighbor, a coworker, a family friend, a mother, a brother, a loyal blog reader, or even an excellent dentist.  (On second thought, your dentist doesn't need to know you eat these or that they even exist.  How about an excellent grocer?  Or banker?  Or teacher?).  You may want to double or triple the recipe.

These cookies promise to bring a smile to someone's face.  They're super-chocolatey with a crunch, yet they have a nice soft center and creamy chocolate chips.

Who deserves a chocolatey thank you in your life?

  
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from Foodnetwork.com
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c cocoa
  • 1-2 c chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  (As the oven is heating, sit the wrapped sticks of butter on top of the stove so they soften.)  In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Set this bowl aside.  In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cocoa.  Mix them well using a hand or stand mixer.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix them just until they're combined.  Lastly, add the chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate ones) and mix the batter by hand until they're incorporated.

Drop batter by the heaping tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet.  They will flatten as they bake, so give them a little room to grow.  Bake cookies 10-12 minutes.  If you want a softer cookie, remove them from the oven sooner.  Cool them on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.



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