chocolate chocolate chip cookes// good gift for a teacher?
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. of table salt OR 3/4 tsp. of coarse sea or kosher salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chocolate chips OR 12 oz bag of chocolate chips *I realize 12 oz. of chocolate chips doesn’t equal to 2 cups but if you buy your chocolate chips in warehouse quantities, 2 cups.
*Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts
*Optional: 2 tsp. instant coffee
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 3-5 minutes on medium speed on a K-5). Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, salt, cocoa powder (and instant coffee), and flour until cookie batter is well combined. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until tops of cookies are slightly firm to the touch. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Oh These look delightfully amazing!! i think i will be making an assortment of cookies for my sons teacher as a christms present, what do you think nice gift or tacky? My sons teacher is a man. im thinking of also buying a gift to go with them as well.