Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Milk Chocolate Cookies

My husband said to me, "You know, you were right." Before he could continue, I replied, "You know, you can tell me that every day." He just laughed. Wouldn't that be a great way to start the day? "Good morning, dear. You know you are always right." I don't think he'll go for it or he'll try to comprise and I'll have to greet him as, "Good morning, Great One!"
When I made these cookies, he hadn't returned home yet. I left a couple on the counter for him. I had previously told him they were good. He tried them and told me that I was right. The kids agreed that the cookies were really good.
Dark Chocolate Cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder, dark
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz. mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, unsalted
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add 1/2 the chocolate chips and the butter. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. If needed, microwave in 20 second intervals until all the chocolate is melted.
  4. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly.
  5. Add the eggs, sugar, and vanilla to the cooled chocolate mixture. Mix until combined. 
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture. 
  7. Fold in the remaining chocolate chips into the batter.
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Scoop the batter onto the cookie sheet. Bake until the surface of the cookies have cracked. The cookies should be soft. The large cookies took about 15 minutes and the mini cookies took about 10 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Cookies cookbook.
Did you already know.....
-Chocolate is made from chocolate liquor, chocolate butter, and sugar.
-White chocolate has no no chocolate liquor but does contain chocolate butter.
-Milk chocolate contains milk while dark chocolate has no milk added.

1 comment:

  1. Those looks perfectly delicious! You can never go wrong when chocolate's involved. I've been trying to train my husband in the art of "honey you are right", as well. So far he hasn't grabbed as tight a hold to the concept as I'd like him to. :)~