Friday, June 5, 2009

Crazed Cocoa Consumer, I Am, I Am!

You know what Friday means... We get to put food on our dishes! We have Gollum to thank for that each week! Hope you come visit her and all of the participants so we can indulge in all kinds of goodies without gaining a pound! (Unless of course you go and have the crazy idea of trying several of them on your own on the same day!)

The reason for the title is because... I made another batch of chocolate cookies! I wanted to make another batch of my own "Slim Cocoas" cookies because Mike, my neighbor Annette's husband requested some. But for the life of me, I could not find the paper I wrote the recipe on! So, in an effort to recreate it, I made these instead! And I'd like to share it with all of you!

(Plate is "Shadow Iris" by Corelle)

Chandy's Chocolate Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2 3/4 cups AP flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

2 sticks of butter or margarine, softened and cut small

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

a pinch of salt

- In a small bowl, SIFT together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Sifting helps with the lightness of the cookies. Set aside.

- Cream together the butter and sugar in a big bowl until smooth.

- Beat in one egg at a time then add in the vanilla extract.

- Slowly pour in the dry ingredients until well blended in the same consistency as a chocolate ice cream.

- Using a small scoop, put in 12-13 alternating rows of 2 and 3 balls of dough on ungreased cookie sheets.

- Bake 8-10 minutes or until top is no longer domed and slight cracking at the top has occured.

- Cool it slowly on cookie sheets, about 2 minutes, before moving onto cooling racks.

(I lightened this phot so you can see the creamy inside with a light crispy outside)

Have milk ready and limit serving to two cookies! Hope you try them. Our next door neighbor's entire family loved them and my children kept begging for more!

Thanks Gollum for hosting again this week! I am becoming more courageous in baking now since I've joined Foodie Friday! (Ladies, actually it's all of your fault, making all these wonderful dishes!) ;o)

TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain" is buzzed on sugar...) Are you as much a chocoholic and a dishaholic as I am? Well combine the two! Create a brown table! No flowers or leaves just brown or cream.


  1. Chandy, that sounds sooooo good. I love chocolate of any kind and these would be great to fill the cookie jar with. Great recipe. Hugs, Marty

  2. Now, I am craving for chocolate! It'll be your fault if I gain any more weight, Chandy, j/k, LOL!...Christine

  3. Christine, Marty, I am not to be held responsible for any weight gain. LOL

  4. Glad to see you baking. I don't do the tablescapes because I am too busy creating what goes on the plates:)

  5. THose cookies look quite YUMMY!

  6. Lovely.... just to be sure, are you saying you came up with this recipe on the fly? No recipe in hand??? If so, they turned out very well!

    Take care,

  7. I am going to have to try those cookies sometime soon. They look yummy! Love the header and the backgrounds your doing! I had computer problems so I am finally able to comment!

  8. Love those cookies. I am going to have to print out your recipe and compare it with an old recipe my mother gave me years ago. They look the same. Do they almost taste like a brownie? I made them recently and threw in a handful of choc. chips. My daughter made them and threw in a handful of white choc. chips. Anyway you do them is fabulous! Pass me one now, please!!!!! Linda

  9. Chocolate Cookies!!! These look so good, just looking at the picture....I can almost taste them.

  10. Chocolate+cookies=Heaven, and I love those adorable pineapple plates...Nancy
    PS: You're kidding about only 2 cookies, right?

  11. Ladies, for you, any amount is fine! LOL

  12. Tag you're it! Tag you're it! I've tagged you twice, Chandy! Please come by my blog and see what it's all about. Did you change your template? It looks really nice.

  13. oo need to stick some in a box and send them to me! yum! I hope you had a happy Foodie Friday and are having a great weekend ~ Susan

  14. The cookies look ambrosial! With a glass of milk--they'd make a meal! Hope you have a wonderful week.
    XX 00


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