Sunday, July 30, 2006

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

This is one of my sister's favourite cookie recipes, she makes them every so often. She's here for a visit, she lives in China with her husband, and so she wanted to make these again, as in China they don't have an oven, and so can't bake anything. The cookies turn out soft and chewy, they're quite delicious and chocolatey. They become quite thin, and usually run into each other when they're baking. That's quite okay, they are easy to separate. The plate in the picture is a Corel dish, the pattern was popular in the 1970s, my Dad still has quite a few of them.

Chewy Chocolate Cookies
1-1/4 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, blend into creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 8-9 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 4-1/2 dozen.

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