September 29, 2014

Chocolate, Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Every Sunday night I find myself baking some sort of treat. I pack lunches for the Ranch Hand/ Sales Rep, and the kids for school every week. So by the time the week and weekend is over, I have nothing sweet in my house. My kids can't take peanut butter anything to school because of other children with nut allergies, so that dampens my enthusiasm sometimes.  I wanted to make chocolate something, but I just did brownies and chocolate chip cookies the last couple times. I decided to take a chance, combine a couple recipes, add and take out what I wanted to, and see if it would be good. According to the cookie snitching Ranch Hand, they were awesome!

Chocolate, Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup soft butter (2 cubes)
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons baking cocoa (powder)
4 to 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 bag of chocolate chunks

Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. They are really good under baked, right at 8 minutes. But I ALWAYS over bake some in honor of my Grandma Armstrong.  I never burn my cookies on accident! It's true, I do it on purpose.

Mix the sugars together.

 Add and mix the butter and shortening, then the eggs.
Mix in the baking soda, salt, cocoa and flour. Then add the chocolate chunks when your dough feels cookie-ish. These Nestle Toll House chocolate chunks were on sale last week at my local hometown grocery store. Wait till things come one sale, then stock up!

 Yes, this dough is very cookie-ish. Use an ice cream scoop, it's fun and makes perfect shaped cookies.
 "By the light of the moon the cookies bake, while children sleep." Then the cookie monster eats them all... umm that would be me...
 Stacks of cookies lookin' good!

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