Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s holiday baking season for me, I just love this time of year just because I can bake up a storm. This year my family decided to have a cookie exchange and I’ve been looking for a variety of cookie recipes to add to our choices on Christmas Day. We all love Chocolate Chip Cookies and I believe that these will be perfect for the chocolate lovers in our family.
Chocolate Chip Cookies reminds me of a brownie with chocolate chips in cookie form. I love baking mines so they are soft and chewy. Some people in my family prefer a crunchy cookie, so go make that I bake a batch a little longer than I do the rest of the cookies. These are best straight from the oven when the chocolate chips are still melty. They can also be easily warmed up in the microwave as well for that same fresh from the oven taste.
The best part about this cookie recipe is that it can be adjusted to create lots of different flavor combinations. I’ve used it create various flavor combinations. You can add walnuts to the cookie if you like, peppermint pieces would be great for the holidays, or add some marshmallows to make a hot chocolate themed cookie.
Since I’m preparing for holiday baking for our cookie exchange I headed out to Safeway to stock up on all my baking essentials. Right now Safeway is running specials on their store brand baking products. I stocked up on sugar, flour, and chocolate chips to help me with all my baking I have planned for the exchange. These Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for Cookie Swaps or gifting this holiday season. I hope you give this recipe a try or save it for later.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 cups chocolate chips, (2 Hershey's chocolate bars, chopped or M&M'S - optional choices)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another large bowl stir together butter, both sugars, eggs, vanilla and cocoa. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until combined. Stir chocolate chips and walnuts, if using, and stir to distribute evenly.
- For cookies: Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake about 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.