Friday, March 30, 2012

52 cookies :: week 12 :: grammy's chocolate cookies

it has been the longest short week of the year. today is the first day of spring break. and i've taken the time off. so looking forward to hangin' with the girlies and taking lots of long slow breaths. and baking together too.

not by "our grammy"...

52 cookies

Grammy's Chocolate Cookies
via Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies (2001)
2 c plus 2 tblsp all-purpose flour
3/4 c Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 c granulated sugar, plus more for dipping
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of mixer with paddle attachment beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine. Reduce speed and gradually add dry ingredients. Beat to combine. Form dough into flattened disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill until firm.

Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with silpat. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch diameter balls. Roll each ball in sanding sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until set, 10 - 12 minutes, rotating halfway through. Transfer to a rack to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies from baking sheet to wire rack.

52 cookies

K: I would die without these cookies. I love them so much. I love them especially fresh from the oven.

E: Really yummy. Especially good when they are warm from the oven. What I like about them is that when you reach in to get one out of the cookie jar they are so big you can't get it out without turning it.

D: If you like plain chocolate cookies, well these are for you. I think they would be good with ice cream. Kinda thin and crumbly they would soak up all that melty stuff. Float around. Enjoy.


emily said...

i was having EXACTLY the same thought run through my mind earlier today. we are just back from spring break - school started again on wednesday. and this has been the longest short week ever. maybe we need some cookies to help with that!

enjoy your break, t.


shari said...

i'm making these tonight! enjoy your spring break. xo

Tracy said...

cookies always help :)

shari - let me know what you think! i need some outside reviews xo

rebecca said...

these look great. wish i had a couple right now with a glass of milk.

the oat/currant scones i made today were well received. i was kind of taken aback by how much the boys liked them. i added orange zest.