Friday, February 26, 2010
Chocolate Friday - Double Chocolate Cookies
I ordered some bakers chocolate from a store online; The Prepared Pantry. It is called Gourmet Ramstadt-Breda rich dark cocoa.
It says on the package that it is "quality cocoa used by the best bakers and pastry chefs in Europe and America".
I don't know about that, but I do know it made my cookies oh-so yummy! Seriously, I think they were the best cookies I've ever made. And I'm not bragging - it wasn't me - it was all the cocoa.
And if you hurry you can get your own 1 lb bag at half price! Trust me, it's worth it!
I also used what I consider the best chocolate chips ever...
I didn't use a recipe per se, just threw together the ingredients. Here's a good guess as to what I did.
1 1/2 sticks butter (real butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (real vanilla extract, not the imitation)
1/4 cup of the cocoa powder
2 cups self-rising flour (White Lily)
1 cup Ghiradelli chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla. Then add cocoa and flour. Last (but certainly not least) add chocolate chips. I dropped them on a baking stone and baked them for about 14 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. They didn't last long. :)
One more thing. When I got the chocolate I opened the box and cocoa was everywhere! I thought "Oh no! My chocolate!". I immediately called The Prepared Pantry and I had barely told them what had happened when the man said "Oh I'm so sorry, we'll get another one out to you right away!" Wow! I'm still not sure what caused the bag to get a hole/split and leak, but I am getting another bag for free! Talk about customer service! Just another reason I will definitely be keeping this company on my favorites list! (I got the new bag a couple of days ago. Yum)!
Now, if that wasn't enough chocolate for you, go over to Lisa's at Stop and Smell the Chocolates. She always has a great post up.
Until next time...