Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Cookies!

We take a break from our regularly scheduled programing (i.e. heart wrenching stories of crazy experiences in Oklahoma City) to bring you... my new favorite cookie recipe! These are amazing! Just the right amount of chocolate, soft, quick, and easy! So far, the only complaint is that I didn't make them big enough! While mixing them up, I should have let the dough cool a bit more from the melted butter before adding the chocolate chips, (I used white instead of milk chocolate) as they started melting as I folded them into the dough. A few of the cookies have white chocolate swirls instead of white chocolate chips! The recipe recommends baking for 12-15 minutes, but I found the perfect baking time to be 10-11 minutes, as I prefer a softer cookie. Enjoy!


  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Beat melted butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Cool slightly and beat in egg and egg yolk. Beat in vanilla.

Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Slowly beat into the butter and sugar mixture until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

Chill the dough for at least 1 hour, or until firm.

Heat oven to 350°.

Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop mounds of dough onto a silicone-lined or greased baking sheet, leaving about 1 1/2 to 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until set.

Cool on baking sheet on a rack, then remove cookies to rack to cool completely. Makes 2 to 3 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

These look good, Mary!!