Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the struggles I knew I was going to face in my MSED challenge was the balance of creating while still managing to fit in the boring stuff like laundry, dishes, etc, as well. During the last couple days, the boring stuff has been slipping a bit so that’s what I tackled today instead of playing around with a new design for a knitting needle roll-up case. The house is now tidied up for the weekend, but of course I didn’t have time required for the roll-up case. I did, however, decide that I had time for some baking.

I knew that my friend Annie was coming over tonight for a movie night so I decided to make some cookies. I’ve been wanting to find a good chocolate cookie recipe for a while, so that’s what I chose. After looking through a surprising number of cook books that didn’t have quite the type of cookie I was looking for, I found the recipe “Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I” here at AllRecipes.com.

I used half white sugar and half brown sugar, added 1 ts of instant coffee, and increased the salt and baking soda to 1 ts each.

January 18’s project: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I am very happy with how the cookies turned out. They were just as quick to mix up as my usual go-to cookie recipe (Tollhouse), which I was very glad to note. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and wonderfully chocolatey, but without being too sweet. I think this recipe would also be tasty with peanut butter chips and maybe walnuts too. Watch out, milk just might have a new favorite cookie!

In addition to the very very good cookies, we had also some fun new tea that Annie recently ordered from David’s Tea. Tonight we tried the Stormy Night black tea, which was quite nice – not as spicy as I’d feared, and the Cookie Dough white tea which was awesome! (And quite appropriate to have with the chocolate cookies too.) So that’s why the lovely Fiesta tea cup & saucer are in the background. The tea cup is empty because the tea was sooo good that I drank it all before I remembered to save any for the “photo shoot.” 😉20130119-000041.jpg

Needless to say, this recipe will definitely be made again. (And again, and again, and again, and again …)

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