Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chocolatey Chocolate Cookie



I'm about 3 weeks away from a Bake Off Challenge at my work.  Prize is a $100 gift certificate.  I can't lose this.  I need to win.  For no other reason than I'm just that kind of person.  I'm searching through my recipe box and am ramped up to be in a frenzy of baking.

I used to work with this wonderful cook/baker/entertainer at my first job out of college.  I don't know where she got this recipe but I love this, especially after I added some toffee bits to it.  Even one of my VPs at my office, who would rather swallow his tongue than compliment me, said that he liked this cookie [no, really...he likes me...he just doesn't realize it quite yet].


Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tbl milk
8 squares (8 oz) semisweet chocolate, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1 cup toffee bits (like Heath)



Adjust oven racks to divide oven into thirds. preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking soda and cocoa together; set aside.

Beat butter in mixer bowl until softened. Beat in vanilla and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and milk. With mixer at low speed, add dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate and toffee. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, no more than six on each sheet. With fork dipped in water, flatten tops slightly to 1/2 inch thickness.

Bake 2 sheets at a time 14 to 15 minutes, switching position of pans halfway through, until lightly browned but still soft. Let cookies stand on sheets 1 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes 32 cookies.

5 comments:

  1. why are you up so early? why didn't i get cookies delivered in the morning for my birthday??

    grr.

    um, hello, i can sample the cookies for you and tell you if it will win the contest or not.

    this batch will NOT be winning it for you since i didn't get to sample it.

    boo. you are el sucko.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Miles! I was going to bake you a cake but...well...i fell asleep.

    You're getting a baked goods box for Christmas so I don't know what you're complaining about...

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  3. miles the super greatNovember 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    how many other people are getting boxed goods for xmas?

    can't i get boxed goods AND sample the baked goodies you make? that way i can tell you what i want you to put into my boxed good set!

    genius i tell you.

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  4. Miles, Jen promised me a pot roast, what, 2 years ago? She's yet to deliver. (As you can probably guess, I'm trying to guilt her into making me a cookie box as well.) Oh, yeah, and happy belated b-day! :-P - tosh

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  5. Very, very few people will get the cookie box special. Maybe if Tosh meets up with me for the holidays [or comes up for Oshogatsu @ my bro's house] she'll even get a box.

    hmmm...you're right. I do need to have a partay at my house again...

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