Mustang, Oklahoma, United States
60-ish 'child of the prairie' who loves sewing, baking, knitting and most of all -- family & friends.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cookie Recipe IV :: & a new gadget !

Double Chocolate Cookies
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine (room temp)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa power
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, cream together sugars and butter until light & fluffy; add eggs and vanilla and blend well. Measure out flour into a bowl and add baking powder, soda, salt & cocoa; add to butter mixture slowly until a soft dough forms. Mix in chips and nuts. Shape into walnut size balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 10-11 minutes, just until set (do not over bake). Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing cookies to cooling racks. Yield: 3 dozen (recipe can be doubled)

My new 'handy-dandy' cookie gadget (Details below -- mine came from a local kitchen shop but you can order one online too) I've got a drawer full of cookie scoops and this is one that really works --- and, it was a gift from Hubby !!

Kitchen Collection Silicone Cookie Dough Scoop -- Unique push button design- the back of the scoop has a soft Santoprene finger press for easy release of the cookie dough. Sharp Lexan edge cuts through cookie dough and will not crack or craze. Dishwasher safe