Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cocoa Cookies

So, the other day I found myself making chocolate cookies with no real chocolate in the apartment. I did find one package of powdered cocoa from Italy (meant to be mixed with warm water and drank as thick hot chocolate or to dip churros into). How I found myself in this situation? It went something like this...

Us: (Laying on the couch, watching tv and relaxing).
Him: Mmmm... I want cookies
Me: Yeah? (Very comfortable under blanket with actual no plan to get up).
Him: Mmm...cookies
Me: What type of cookies?
Him: Chocolate cookies. Could you make chocolate cookies?
Me: (Still not planning to get up but starting to also have an urge for cookies). I don't know, do we have the stuff for cookies?
Him: I don't know. Can you make fast cookies?
Me: I don't know, really? You want chocolate cookies, quickly, now?
Him: Sad face :(
Me: (Off the couch in 2.2 seconds and making quick cookies with cocoa). it went something like that, which is how I ended up with a recipe that calls for cocoa instead of bakers chocolate (and only takes about 10 minutes to make and 15 minutes to bake).

Cocoa Cookies
1/2 c shortening or butter (120 ml)
1 c sugar (240 ml)
2 eggs
1/2 c (120 ml) baking cocoa (or if you are me, as much as a random package of cocoa from Italy has in it)
2 c flour (500 ml)
1 tsp baking soda (1 teeloeffel)
1/2 tsp salt (halber teeloeffel)

In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. beat in vanilla. combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Roll into 1-1/2-in. (~2 cm) balls. Place 2 in. (3-4 cm) apart (far apart! these puppies grew and grew and grew some more!!) on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degr
ees F (170 grad Celsius) for 13-16 minutes or until set.

Although spur of the moment they turned out quite delicious. Serve with a cup of coffee and ta-da. Happy boyfriend, tasty snack, and allowance to curl back on the couch and relax again.

One day later these buddies are quite hard... nevertheless very awesome to eat (and veeery bad for your weight :p). But if you want your "Subway cookie softness" back... just put them in the microwave for few seconds and they are softly delicious again!

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