Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chocolate Cookies

You may remember that in November we gave Margaret's boyfriend the gift of a dessert each month for a year as his birthday present. The first one was Chocolate Chip Bars. December's baked good wasn't a dessert, but a loaf of bread from the new bread maker. And these cookies are this month's installment. They are wonderful.

Chocolate Cookies

Cream together 1 1/4 cup soft butter and 2 cups sugar.
Add 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla and mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix together:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.
You may then add 1 or 2 cups of chocolate chips or toffee bits, if desired. I added 1 cup chocolate chips.

Bake on ungreased sheet for 8-10 minutes in a preheated 350º oven.
Makes about four dozen cookies.


  1. Great recipe, I will be sure to try it! ( I may have to throw in a few macadamia nuts)

  2. Now that is a gift that keeps on giving scrumtiously.

  3. They look decidedly wicked. Just the thing for a very chilly January, I think!

  4. They look really good too!

    *** you won't believe my word verification---- foodi


  5. Yum, this looks great and easy enough for me to do with my granddaughter.

    We'll give it a try!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  6. There is nothing like chocolate -- there is nothing like a cookie -- how perfect!

  7. They would work, Niki!

    Ah, yes, Kay! He loved them!

    Or a hot July, Monix!

    Staci, I'm amazed at how often the word verification has some kind of connection. Smart little things, computers.

    Pamela, what you need to do is bake some - today!

    Sharon, they really are easy, and just the best tasting cookies!

    Martha, yes they are! And the recipient loved them!

  8. That looks like a great recipe. I saved and printed it. Might make them this week.

    Mahalo, Nan!

  9. Gigi, my daughter just stopped by and said they were the best ever!

  10. These cookies look rich and good. I've copied the recipe and will give them a try. I like the idea of a years worth of desserts as a gift. Very thoughtful and creative.

  11. Margot, thank you. I was kinda tickled with the idea since this young fellow is so fond of sweets. :<)

  12. I must not try this recipe, I must not try this recipe, I must not try this recipe....
    gosh Nan you're going to get me into trouble..if the girls see this I'll be lost...temptation and it's not yet the end of the first week of January lol

  13. This recipe sounds great but I'm off the cookies till next holiday season, as a result of an extra 5lbs this year...LOL

    (I love your new Header for January).

  14. Val, you must try this recipe. You will be depriving those dear girls, if you don't make them. :<) Honestly, they are the best!

    Lucky you, Diane, to have just five to get rid of. :<) I love the header, too, and wish there was one for every month. I love your new little picture with the 2010 on it.


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