Friday, August 21, 2009

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yay, a new post! I did not intentionally take the whole summer off. It just happened. We had a super busy summer. But now the girls are back in school and I will maybe have some time to devote to food blogging. I'm sure the two of you who read this blog are really excited.

Anyway moving onto cookies. I found this cookie recipe back in February and have made them over and over. But we eat them so fast that I have never gotten a picture before. So the three cookies in this picture were held hostage for a day until I got around to taking some pictures. They are now long gone.
I got this recipe off all I read the comments and lots of people modified it. So I did the same. I changed from all white sugar to 1/2 white and 1/2 brown. And I also split the butter content in 1/2 and used some shortening because I like how chewy shortening makes cookies. I had never messed with a recipe like this before and it was kind of scary, but also very liberating. I have always heard that with baking, you have to be precise and don't estimate. But you can! And I did! And it was fun! So here you go: This recipe is fantastic! The cookies are chewy and rich. I like to make mine with mint chocolate chips, but they would also be good with white chocolate chips or semi-sweet. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. butter
1 c. shortening
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp. vanilla
5 c. flour
1 1/3 c. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. chocolate chips of your choice

Blend butter and shortening well, them add sugars. Blend. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Then add chocolate chips and mix gently. Place rounded tablespoons of dough (I really did about 1/8 c. per cookie. I like them big) on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes at 350. Eat them hot with milk. Super yummy and gooey!


Anderson said...

As one of the two who read your blog, I'd like to announce that I AM TOTALLY EXCITED THAT YOU'RE BACK! Hooray for school! These cookies look divine. If I get ambitious (and/or am okay with dirtying up my squeaky-clean (and therefore uber-rare) kitchen), I will try this. Thanks for sharing! Maybe I'll update my food blog, too. :)

katie said...

I guess that makes me the other one. Yippee!! Also, those look delicious!!!

Hillary said...

Yummy! I LOVE chocolate. I will be trying these this week.

The Stones said...

there are at least 4 of us!!! I have been waiting for a new recipe from you, Mind!! I love, love, love, love these cookies. You kindly shared these with me one thursday night : ) !!!!!! Can't wait to make them!!

(we need to start going again. : ( )