Cookies for the Chocoholic in Your Life {Recipe}

by SimplySharpe on January 5, 2013

It seems sort of weird that someone so inexperienced in the kitchen can just give out recipes to people, but I rocked this one and had to share! Plus, I’m going to make sure to include all the things I had to consult Google for — like what does “sifting” mean, and how to “cream” something — in case another baking virgin gets invited to a cookie swap party.

I had actually never heard of a cookie swap party until last November when my fabulous foodie friend, Emily, invited me to hers. I’m not sure why I’ve never been invited to something that sounds like the best reason to bake?! Probably because I didn’t know how to turn on an oven until a few months ago, and my friends are all capable of purchasing store bought cookies on their own.

Since Emily is quite the foodie, I can only imagine her other friends are more like her than me. I asked what she thought other people would bake to get an idea of what kind of cookies I should bring. She said a lot of people get recipes passed down from their families. I guess I come from a long line of non-bakers? I did ask my Mom if we had any family cookie recipes, and she suggested mondle bread. I’m pretty sure only Jew-ish people would know what that is, and it’s way beyond my skill level. I did remember her making it when I was younger though. Good stuff, but not what I’m looking for.

I spent several hours agonizing over cookies on Pinterest. Okay, I enjoyed every minute, but most of the cookies I came across were sugar cookies or cake box cookies. Thank G-d for Google. A quick search for “easy cookie recipes for a cookie party” landed me on What’s Cookin’ Italian Style’s blog where I found the most delicious looking cookies for the chocoholic in your life. Perfect for me to bring!

What you will need:

– 2 cups of flour

– 2 teaspoon baking powder

– 1 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

– 2/3 cup unsweet cocoa powder

– 1 large bag of chocolate chips

– 1 cup butter

– 2 large eggs

– 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

– 1 cup macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans, or your favorite kind coarsely chopped nuts (optional — I left this out)

Chocoholic Cookie Ingredients

Baking instructions:

Preheat oven to 350

– In a large bowl, or using a stand mixer, cream (mix together until creamy) butter, sugar, eggs and extracts.

– In another bowl, sift (remove lumps) flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. I used a wisk to sift and make my powder less lumpy.

– Add sifted items to creamed mixture.

– Stir in chocolate chips and nuts if you are using them.

Chocolatey goodness

– Drop by scoops or spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

– Sprinkle with sugar crystals or regular sugar.

Chocoholic Cookies

– Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheets then place on cooling rack for 5-10 minutes.

I made 38 cookies from one batch, but easily could have adjusted up or down. I needed at least three dozen for the cookie party, and a few samples for the hubby to enjoy.

Chocoholic Cookies

I’m so excited to see what everyone else brings to the cookie party tomorrow! What are some of your favorite cookie swap recipes?

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