Just because I’m watching what I eat doesn’t mean I still don’t enjoy baking, even if I don’t get to enjoy eating what I’m baking. These cookies are for the kids at the daycare at the gym. Riley tested one and ate the whole cookie so I guess they ain’t too bad. Just a little more exciting, and more chocolatey, than your ordinary chocolate chip cookie. If you can make a chocolate chip cookie, you can make these.
Recipe courtesy of The Search for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
1-3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
6 ounces (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine flour and baking soda, and set aside.
Use an electric mixer to cream butter. Add vanilla and sugars, and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg. At low-speed beat in cocoa, then milk. With a wooden spoon mix in dry ingredients just until blended. Stir in nuts, if using, and chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto nonstick or foil-lined baking sheets. Bake for 12 – 13 minutes, turning sheet around once during baking. Remove from oven. Lightly press M&M’s onto cookies while still on baking sheet. Allow to cool till removing and placing them on wire racks. Serve with a tall glass of milk for your sweetie.