A little over a week ago, my daughter came to me looking for chocolate chip cookies, which we had none. Where the sudden craving for chocolate chip cookies came from, I don’t really know. My pantry
was is full of snacks, you know, the healthy kind – Wheat Thins, whole grain crackers, granola bars. I could have also easily made her a sandwich. The snack choices I offered were received with a, “No, thank you.” She also asked why we didn’t have the cookies she’s craving, as if every household is expected to have them. *sigh* Fine, I decided to bake some! It was a decision that was received with a huge smile and a matching, “You’re the best mom ever!”
Well, it was about time I baked some cookies. I can’t even remember the last time I made some! After a quick survey of my baking inventory, I realized I had everything I needed to make some Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. That should complete my Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Trio, the first two members being the cake and the frosting. *wink*
Here’s the recipe…
2-1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C (Hershey’s) cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 C (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 C granulated sugar
3/4 C packed light brown sugar
1 t vanilla extract
2 C Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Chips or Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 C chopped nuts (optional)
1. Heat oven to 375°F.
2. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips. Add nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. About 5 dozen cookies.
I dropped rounded TABLESPOONs of cookie batter onto the baking sheet instead of rounded teaspoons. My recipe yield was 3 dozens, still a good number.
We loved how the cookies were just the right chocolatey sweetness. They paired very well with either coffee or tea. These would make for very nice treats to bring to parties, picnics or even camping (just be sure to eat them in moderation to avoid rv travel emergency, if you get my drift. *wink*) I hope to try other cookie recipes in the next few weeks. *cross fingers*
Cheers, y’all! Mabuhay!