|be the perfect host/ess||.||
easy chocolate treats for your valentine sweets
by Yee-Fan Sun | 1 2 3
continued from page 2
1 cup salted butter,
yields about 30 cookies
1 Preheat the oven to 375F.
2 In a big bowl, mix the softened butter, white sugar and brown sugar until well combined and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract and eggs.
3 In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa, flour and baking soda and stir well. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet mixture from step 2, beating well until you have a nice, uniform dough. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4 Use a big spoon (tablespoon) to form rough balls (about an inch and a half or so in diameter). Place these balls on a cookie dough sheet; you can pack them in tight at this point. Once you’ve formed all the dough into balls, slide the cookie sheet into your freezer. Leave them in for at least a few hours; once they’re frozen solid, you can either proceed directly to the baking or transfer to a plastic container or baggie, and freeze for later use.
5 Arrange the frozen dough balls on another cookie sheet, leaving a couple of inches or so in between each one. Bake for about 9 minutes, until the outside of the cookie looks just set. Do not overbake – the cookies should be quite soft still if you touch them in the center. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (if you find the cookies still seem too squishy to move, let them cool on the baking sheet a little longer). Cool completely, then pile 'em up on a plate and enjoy!
out these related articles: