Monday, November 01, 2010

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

{While we're busy drowning amidst never ending stacks of boxes and watching our kitties frolic in their new garden, meals are pretty much grab-what-you-can and take-out affairs, which have left a big gaping hole here on the blog. Collective sigh. Luckily for me, some awesome twitter people have taken pity on me stepped up to the challenge to bring you some reading fodder in my absence. Don't worry, you're in very good hands!

My first guest poster is fellow crazy cat-lady the lovely Mindy from A Balanced Kitchen. She lives in Canada with her boyfriend and three cats and she is very interested in the effect of food on our health and general well-being. Sounds like a sensible lady, right? A fellow Daring Cook, Mindy also participates in the Daring Bakers category, so with her baking prowess, I'm pretty sure these cookies will be beautifully crunchy and chocolate-y - just what you want from a choc-chip cookie. So make two batches and send me one, would you? Over to Mindy - take it away!}

I’m honoured to be guest posting for The Creative Pot while Marisa and TheHusband settle into their new home.  I have no doubt said home will soon be buzzing away with delectable cookery smells, banging of pots and pans, and mad kitties dashing from one room to another, and I look forward to seeing the deliciousness to come.

I strive to fill my blog, A Balanced Kitchen, with some deliciousness myself.  The weather in Canada is turning crisper as Fall sets in.  While some comfort themselves with chilli, hearty soups, or casseroles, I turn to baking cookies, longing for the sweet homey smells wafting from the oven and the contented sighs as we linger over cookies and milk.

I grew up with these Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies.  My mother would put platters of them on the kitchen counter, and my five siblings and I would eagerly grab fistfuls and devote our full attention to their consumption.  My dad would of course join in; no one can resist these.  We’d share stories of our days at school, the older children reaching up to hand the younger ones more treats.

These cookies encourage family time.  They gather loved ones together and are best enjoyed with a glass of milk.  But I urge you to make them even if they’re just for you; living in a different city than my family means I can’t enjoy my mother’s baking as often, so believe me, I hoard these.

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

1 ⅓ cups butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups flour
⅔ cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
¼ cup milk (2% or whole)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Grease cookie sheets and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy, then cream in sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda).
4. Add the dry ingredient mixture to the butter mixture 1/3 at a time, alternating with the milk (i.e. mix in 1/3 of the dry ingredients, 1/8 cup milk, 1/3 dry ingredients, 1/8 cup milk, 1/3 dry ingredients, mixing after each addition to blend). 
5. Stir in chocolate chips.
6. Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes.

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Valerie on November 01, 2010 3:29 pm said...

Mindy, these look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
Marissa, good luck settling in! I'm sorry I'm not on Twitter very much, I would have loved to help you out. :-)

swathi on November 01, 2010 5:12 pm said...


This choco chip cookies looks delicious. I have to admit that i am drooling here.

Eliana on November 01, 2010 6:05 pm said...

This seriously looks like THE perfect cookie!!! Wish I had a couple to enjoy right now.

Joanne on November 01, 2010 7:37 pm said...

The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate chocolate. These look delicious!

Kocinera on November 01, 2010 7:48 pm said...

Double the chocolate?! I'm in! These look gorgeous. :D

Marisa on November 02, 2010 2:38 pm said...

Yup, I also didn't need any convincing when I saw the double chocolatiness of these babies!

Marisa on November 02, 2010 2:38 pm said...

You are so right Joanne. And after all, the future doctor knows best. ;-)

Mindy on November 03, 2010 3:58 am said...

Glad everyone likes them! I spent many a happy meal with these cookies this last while.

Cristina @ TeenieCakes on November 03, 2010 4:33 pm said...

These chocolatey chocolate chip cookies are truly what good memories are made of. These look deliciously decadent and they just wouldn't last around here! Lovely blog, Marisa, and fantastic guest post, Mindy! :)

Robyn on November 04, 2010 9:56 pm said...

Oooh, these look awesome Mindy. Good luck settling in Marisa!

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