Been one of those days?
Need a chocolate fix? This should help things out!
Some days these cookies are the only thing I want. They’re chewy and fudgy like a brownie, but in easy little cookie form.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together 1 c. (two sticks) of butter,
and 1 1/2 c. sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in 2 eggs
and 2 tsp. vanilla until combined.
2/3 c. cocoa powder,
3/4 tsp. baking soda,
and 1/4 tsp. salt.
When mixed, add to the butter mixture.
In order to avoid the crisp, dry biscuits my mother called cookies, I pull the cookie from the oven JUST when it starts to look done. As soon as that little guy looks like it’s beginning to set and not be total goo, it’s done. As it settles, it will be firm on the edges and soft and gooey in the middle. It takes some practice to judge it right, but you will be glad you tried. And if you mess up one cookie sheet full, no harm in eating the ugly cookies, right?
Let cool on the cookie sheet for about 3 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
So there you go, chocolate therapy at its finest. Enjoy!
- 1 c. butter
- 1½ c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- ⅔ c. cocoa
- ¾ tsp. soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 c. chocolate chips
- Cream the butter and sugar together.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, soda, and salt.
- Fully combine the dry ingredients into the first mixture.
- Stir the chocolate chips in by hand.
- Form the dough into balls and place onto a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- If desired, press a whole pecan into the top of each cookie.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, removing them from the oven JUST when it starts to look done. Look for the middle to be just beginning to set, but allow a little gooey-ness to remain in the center.
- Let cool on the cookie sheet for about 3 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.