Unassuming Chocolate Cookies

19Nov09

These little guys don’t look too threatening. But then you realize that over the course of one episode of Gossip Girl you’ve eaten approx. 57 of them. Then you remember the 1/2 cup of dough that you ate before they were even baked, and on top of that you had to eat at least 5 or 6 that crumbled as you transferred them to the cooling rack. That’s when you realize these little guys completely snuck up on you and pulled the wool over your eyes. Because dang, they’re really, really, really good. Even two days later they’re still that good (if you have any left, that is). I saw these on Shannalee’s site, Food Loves Writing, a couple weeks ago and made a mental note to try them. I modified a tiny bit (read: was too lazy to go get the correct ingredients and subbed what I did have), and here’s what I got.

Unassuming Chocolate Cookies (makes approx 48 small cookies)
2 cups Flour
1 cup Cocoa
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/4 cup Butter (2 1/2 sticks) – room temp
2 cups Sugar, plus 1 cup for coating
2 eggs
2 tsp Vanilla

Mix together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat the butter, 2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla until creamy and fluffy. Mix the two together – dough will be sticky but should absorb everything.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or so. When cold, preheat oven to 350, and portion out the leftover sugar for rolling the balls of dough in. Drop dough by the rounded teaspoons into the sugar, and roll around to coat.

Place an inch and a half apart on a silpat- or parchment paper-lined cookie tray. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Cool on the tray, then on a rack. Devour.

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2 Responses to “Unassuming Chocolate Cookies”

  1. 1 Susan

    Methinks these cookies make women say very funny things. LOL

  2. Oh wow, these sound good! I made brownies last week, am I aloud to make these now or do I have to wait a certain amount of time between amazing chocolatey treats?


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