Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cocoa Powder Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

 Cocoa Powder Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

I have a favorite chocolate cookie recipe that I have been using for years from Betty Crocker’s cookbook “Baking Classics” copywrite 1979. It was a gift from my friend
Margie when Doug and I got married. This recipe “Chocolate Drop Cookies” has been a family favorite for years, of course with a few changes, this recipe includes 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate, melted.

Last year I was out of chocolate bars but had cocoa powder, so I went in search of a cookie recipe with cocoa powder as an ingredient. The recipe that I found is on FOOD.com and is by wannabe runway model, posted on July 22, 2007.

The new family favorite and here’s Kary’s take:
Kary’s way                                    Original Recipe
½ cup butter                                 ½ cup butter
¼ cup brown sugar                         ½ cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoon sugar                       ¼ cup sugar
1 egg                                            1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract              1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour                 1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder                       ¼ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda                 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt                            1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup peanut butter chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure the butter is at room temperature, I usually put it in the microwave for 15 seconds to soften.

In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugar until creamy, crack the egg in a small bowl, add along with the vanilla and stir until well mixed. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, mix in until well blended. Fold in the peanut butter chips.

I usually chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes, it just makes the dough easier to work with. Using a teaspoon place the cookies on the cooking sheet, I line mine with parchment paper or use a Silpat to cover the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, I have a convection oven so this is the perfect time for these cookies in my oven. Also, I like a chewy cookie, hey it’s your cookie so bake it your way just don’t burn them!

What’s your favorite cookie recipe? Just cook something! Cheers! Kary~

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