There are times when I wonder which I like more…. cookies or cakes?! And honestly, I think there is a tie! Though, being a chocoholic, the only cakes and cookies I tend to eat are chocolate ones….lol.
Maybe I am picky but the chocolate cookie recipes I have tried in the past were horrible. I swear those cookies tasted like socks! lol. Now….I have never tasted socks but I think that’s what they would taste like…lol.
But last weekend, I tried this recipe from the decorated cookie and the taste and texture of these cookies was splendid! The only minor modification I made was omit salt and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract instead of 1 teaspoon.
I have had a couple of requests for Easter cookies and I will be using these cookies to make Easter chicks. So, stay tuned for that posting…. it should be up later in the week
But first, let’s make these yummy cookies.
You will need the following ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
And here are the steps:
Cream butter and sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix everything until well-blended.
Add flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda.
Mix everything once again until it starts to take a dough form. I felt using my hands for kneading was easier.
Refrigerate this dough for 1 to 2 hours. I refrigerated overnight. It was rock solid when I took it out in the morning so I allowed it to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling it out.
Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and bring out your rolling pin, oval cookie cutters and lollipop sticks (cut in half)
Roll out your dough. If your are making cookie pops, keep the dough slightly thick so that it’s easier to insert lollipop sticks.
Use Wilton’s largest oval cookie cutter to make oval cookie shapes.
if you want to make cookie pops, insert lollipop sticks into each oval cookie…
…and make sure there is about an inch or two gap between the cookies since these cookies expand a little when baking.
Bake at 375 degrees (8 to 10 minutes for small cookies or 10 to 12 minutes for larger cookies).
And you are done!
Like I said, I will be posting an Easter chick tutorial soon, using these cookies. I am only halfway done but so far, they are looking mighty cute
Until then, tata…