Happy National Cookie Month...for real, it is!
My name is Andrea, and I love cookies! I admit that most of the time I stick to one of my half dozen or so tried and true recipes, but just a bit of cocoa can add a little pizazz to your favorite chocolate chip cookie.
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks of margarine (I know, I know, some folks are butter purists, but I like a cakey cookie. Sometimes I do play around and use a combination of butter and margarine, or all butter.)
3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup Hershey Special Dark unsweetened cocoa (or any cocoa powder)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips (sometimes I get fancy and use dark or other brands, but these are really my favorite)
Cream the margarine/butter and sugar until it is mixed well. (I still don't know what fluffy means in this instance.) Add the vanilla and eggs. Mix some more. (I would be lost without my stand mixer.) Add the dry ingredients, and mix some more. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
Decide what size cookie you want, and roll the dough into balls. Bake cookies that are 1 tablespoon in size for about 11 minutes at 375. Adjust time accordingly for bigger cookies. Let stand on cookie sheet for a few minutes then move to wire rack to cool. Pour yourself a glass of milk, and enjoy!
I like to always put a few in the refrigerator to heat up at a later time, since warm cookies are the best!