Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Recipe: Chocolate Cookies by Martha Stewart

Delicious, crisp chocolate cookie ! My absolute favorite ! Hands down...
Chocolate Cookies from Martha Stewart
(printable recipe)
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.] 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 freeze well and are tasty frozen!
Number Of Servings: 50 large cookies
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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are so right, these are just the best cookies. I have made them many times. I'm so glad you have posted them... time to make some!

Kristi said...

Found you through Sugar Bee. She featured these cookies today. I've been thinking these past couple of days that I NEED some chocolate cookies. I guess I'll be making these as soon as I can get my peeps off to work and school. ha ha

~ The Speckled Dog

cookies and cups said...

These sound great!

Mandy said...

Thanks for linking on Take-a-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds good. I'm going to throw some walnuts into my dough. :-)

Jill said...

They look crunchy/chewy DELICIOUS! Will try them!
Thank you!

Christy said...

everyone needs some chocolate cookies in their life! these look yummy! thanks for linking up to TNSC!

Rachel said...

I love Martha Stewart and Chocolate. I think I'll have to make these tomorrow!

Kathy said...

you had me at chocolate!

Nikki (Coupon Cookin') said...

Yummy-Thanks for sharing! I will have to make these. Please join me today for Tasty Traditions, a recipe meme.

Erica @ Just Call Me Cheap said...

They look really good! Found you through Frugality is Free!

Penny Layne said...

Those look yummy. I'll have to try this recipe soon.
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Barefoot in Portland said...

Visiting from Fabulous Friday Follow.

These cookies looks so yummy! I would make them right now if I have cocoa powder and it wasn't 10:30 at night!

Great blog!

Karen @ http://barefootinportland.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

Yum! I have her cookie book, but I haven't made anything out of it for some reason. I love cookies, though and when I saw these at your link up to Under The Table and Dreaming, I just had to come over and invite you to link up to my Foodie Friday party.

~ The Speckled Dog

Mary said...

new follower from friendly friday!

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Its A Blog Party said...

Thanks for linking up!

LambAround said...

I'm crushed. These look so good and I want to go make them right now but I'm out of SUGAR! Geez, that'll teach me to skip the grocery store :p
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Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I am getting fat just looking at those delicious cookies! :)

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Brandi said...

These look so easy and delicious! I am definitely making these this weekend!


FrugalMom said...

These look absolutely divine!

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Kristi said...

Ok, I know I've commented twice already and said I'd make these. I'm just stopping by to let you know that hubs made them for me last night and they are awesome. Combines to of my faves, brownies and cookies! I'll be featuring these this Fri, when I kick off Foodie Fri #4.

~ The Speckled Dog

momstheword said...

Looks yummy! I love the idea about using different colors for the different holidays. Fun idea.

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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Jerri said...

I love chocolate cookies! These look really yummy! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

Kristi said...

Just stopped by to tell you that I featured these. Thanks for linking up!


Heather said...

Oh my goodness. I am sooo making these for dessert tonight. Don't you love when you stumble on a recipe and you have everything on hand? Woohoo!
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Holly said...

Yummy...chocolate cookies. I'd be in heaven!

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