Monday, December 14, 2009

Recipe: Chocolate Cookies from Martha Stewart, Holiday Style

 Delicious, crisp chocolate cookie ! My absolute favorite !  This recipe appears earlier on this blog but this time I rolled the dough in decorative red and green sugar to give the cookies a festive look.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups (2 sticks plus 4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar, plus more for dipping
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, 2 cups sugar, and eggs on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla, and mix to combine. Gradually add dry ingredients, and combine with mixer on low speed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and chill until dough is firm, about 1 hour. [Can refrigerate overnight too.]
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats. [ I spray the sheets lightly with Pam] Roll dough into 1-inch balls. [I use small one inch ice cream scoop. Spray with Pam first.] Dip top of each ball into sugar. [Or roll the ball in sugar. Can use red sugar for Christmas, orange for Halloween etc.] Place on prepared baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until set, about 8 -10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. [Cookies are puffy coming out of the oven but settle down as they cool.]  Cookies freeze well and are tasty frozen!
Number Of Servings: 50 large cookies

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Melinda said...

These would be really tasty with a big mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream!

TidyMom said...

oooh these look/sound so good!! you can't go wrong with chocolate cookies!!

Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

Michael Lee West said...

Homemade chocolate cookies can't be beat. I love the sparkles--so festive and wonderfully good with a cup of hot tea. Hope you have a great weekend!
Michael Lee aka gollum

Sherry said...

I have a sugar cookie recipe from Martha and it is the best one I have ever tried. She has some good recipes.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

Queen Beverly said...

I made these at Christmas. YUM

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