Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

The light is out in my oven and guess what, you can't take a picture through the door!
Gooeyness before I rotate the cookie sheet(I really need to clean my oven!)
Cooling...Man this part takes forever, 5 minutes never lasted so long.
Go ahead, take a bite!

So I modified a bit and rewrote this recipe that I got from here, and I think they are fucking awesome!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl combine:

1 1/2 cup AP flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt(omit the salt if, like me, you are using salted butter today because you weren't planning on a snow day or snow day baking and so don't have unsalted on hand because you don't bake that much anyway...)
1/2 cup cocoa powder(personally I have never used anything but Hershey's-the original- or Toll House and really that other stuff is hugely expensive anyway)

In your mixing bowl...mix together on medium:

1 cup softened butter-go ahead and use salted cause you need a little salt anyway and we left it out earlier just so we could use the only type of butter in the house-and I must say that it is a good thing that I sometimes buy too much butter and put it in the freezer, otherwise we would not be eating these delicious cookies now would we?
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

continue mixing in:

1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar(I know it seems weird and not close to mint but trust me. Just do it!)(It's like balsamic vinegar on strawberries, I don't know why it works either but it does!)(Okay, try some orange liqueur or something then. Sheesh.)

Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and don't over mix.

Fold in:

2 1/2 cups Hershey's Special Dark Chips which is the second to last bag that you have from that time a couple of years ago when you bought all 10 or 15 bags that were on sale for a dollar apiece. I know the chips look a little funny but that bloom just happens to chocolate and doesn't mean a thing except that the temperature in your house has fluctuated a bit...go ahead try one. See, it's good.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful about an inch and a half apart on a rimmed cookie sheet
Bake for 6 minutes, rotate the sheet and bake for 6 more minutes.
Let rest on cookie sheet for a minute and transfer to a wire cooling rack.
We got 33 cookies out of this recipe.

Get yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of milk and enjoy.
I dare you to eat more than one at a go!


ginstonic said...

It's chilly here today (I wish our Christmas weather would return), but I made pot roast. It was good.

Brook said...

What kind of pot roast? regular or fancy? As I have said before, I will be ready to the ass end of this winter...

Huff Daddy said...

Those sound great!

Brook said...

HD-they are very very rich and very very delicious. I highly recommend them of course!

Amy said...

OOOHH......ME LIKIE!! Yum.

Brook said...

Amy be warned, my rough figuring has these clocking in at 150-175 calories each.

Amy said... is the baked goods that are getting me...*sigh*

Spellbound said...

I just come here for virtual food that i cannot have in reality. Thanks, that was delicious.

Brook said...

Elaine you are very welcome! Stop by anytime for lunch, snacks, a drink... whatever!

Brook said...

I try so hard to avoid the baked goods, chips, snackies-you know...all that stuff that tastes like a heart attack waiting to happen. TRY.

Lyvvie said...

Awww! So mean! I Do Not Want!! (Tell me you've eaten them all...)

sarah said...

I'm glad you liked them! I've never thought to use balsamic vinegar - I'll have to try that out. It seems odd, but good-odd. :)

Brook said...

TB-it was good and not super noticeable, kinda like when salt goes in baked stuff, just brings out the other flavors and I thought what the heck I'll try anything once and this time it worked. Sometimes they don't.

Brook said...

Lyvvie they are soooo gone...I should make some more?