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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cookies from Martha's Book

I received this wonderful cookbook for a Mother's Day gift. It is so full of the most wonderful looking cookies ever! I had a hard time deciding which cookies to make first!
One thing I really like about this book is, in the contents pages, instead of just a plain list of cookies and a page number, there is a picture of each cookie with it's name and page number. There are also categories, such as light and delicate, soft and chewy, crumbly and sandy, and so on. A little introduction about the cookie is with each recipe. Just a wonderful book to add to your collection!
I finally picked a cookie recipe from the soft and chewy section. I was so glad I did! This cookie is so chocolaty and rich! They got eaten up quickly.
Grammy's Chocolate Cookies
2 cups plus 2 tbs. flour................3/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda......................1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter, room temp.
2 cups sugar..............................2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla............................
sanding sugar for rolling
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture. Beat to combine. Form dough into a flattened disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill until firm about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350.F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll each ball in sanding sugar. Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until set about 10 to 12 minutes, rotating halfway through. Transfer to a rack to cool for 5 minutes. Cookies can be stored between layers of parchment in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Oh, this looks like such a good cookie book....I think this is the book she featured on her show last month.

Mmmmmmm, I love soft and chewy cookies these look delish. Why yes, I'd love one.... thank you and thank you for the recipe:). Linda