Monday, December 18, 2006

The Chocolate Chef

On Friday night, I returned home from a haircut appointment to a house that had the appealing smell of... chocolate! Lo and behold, I was not dreaming. John Mark informed me, "I decided to bake cookies." He just got bored and decided to bake cookies. Where did I get this child? He definitely knows how to make his mama happy- and let me tell you, these are fabuloso! (And I believe I've solved my cookie-exchange problems for next year!)

John Mark's Colossal Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies
2 c flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 c butter or margarine, softened
1 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1 t vanilla
5 T unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c milk
1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and vanilla. Blend the cocoa and milk into the butter mixture. Slowly add flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop 1/4 c portions onto foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 12-14 minutes, or until tops look dry. Cool cookies on sheet for 5 minutes, then remove cookies cookies from the foil to finish cooling.

3 comments:

Jan said...
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Jan said...

Thank you for the recipe. They are delcious! Tell the chocolate chef thanks for helping satisfy this chocoholic!

BohemianMama said...

Very cool. My girls want to be this way. Hopefully by the time they reach John Mark's age, their concoctions will resemble something edible. :)
(must have chocolate after seeing that picture)