February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day Treat: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies

 Have you ever heard of Magnolia Bakery?  Well, it's in New York City and even though I could make a personal trip into the city and enjoy their treats in person... I've never actually made it there.  Guess what?  If you can't make it to their bakery in New York City, all you need is a copy of The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook!

I was the lucky winner of a giveaway from my friend over at Aggie's Kitchen back in January, and when I received this cookbook I was so excited!  There are so many fabulous recipes to try.  I made the blueberry muffins last weekend, but didn't manage to get a photo.  Let me just tell you, a post will eventually come because they were so melt-in-your-mouth-amazing that I will definitely make them again!

We've been in the midst of a major snowstorm, so with the kids out of school on Wednesday and my office closed due to the storm... I had some time to bake.   I paged through the book and found the recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies.  What could possibly be bad about a cookie that has chocolate in it's name not once, but 2 times?  Seriously!
These cookies are so rich and chocolatey!  They got a thumb's up from both of My Boys and stay soft and chewy if you keep them in a sealed container. 

I must tell you all that I enjoyed reading about your favorite Valentine's Day gifts!  I should probably share mine... Well, 8 years ago tomorrow (February 13th), My Oldest was born!  Yep, my favorite Valentine's Day gift arrived 1 day before the holiday.  Before I share the recipe, I know there are some of you who are anxiously waiting to hear who won the $45 Gift Certficiate to Bonefish Grill ... and the winner is....

Meghan who said:  As for a good V Day gift, I have never gotten a gift besides a bag of skittles from my husband.  Even my 1st husband would blow the holiday off.  Just my luck that I pick men who really "get" the holiday! LOL

You totally deserve a night out! LOL!  Send me your mailing information and I'll get the gift certificate sent out to you right away!  Congratulations! 

Now, for those of you who didn't win and still need something sweet for your sweetheart, here's the recipe for those irresistable cookies!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies
The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
5 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon (for sprinkling)
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions
In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes.  Add the egg and vanilla, and beat well.  Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion.  Sprinkle lightly with sugar.  Place the cookie sheets in the refrigerator and chill for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies (I got about 3 dozen).

Disclosure:  The link for the cookbook will take you to Amazon where you can find more information on it and purchase if you choose.  I receive a small referral fee if you decide to purchase. 

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15 comments:

HoneyB said...

So chocolate-y and yummy Patsy! Love the photo!

Susan @ SGCC said...

I have the two older Magnolia Bakery cookbooks and I like them a lot. I'll have to see if these cookies are in one of them. They look great!

Hope you're staying warm!

Patsyk said...

Thanks, Shelby! You would love these cookies!

Susan - I'm trying really hard to stay warm... wishing I lived down in FL like you!

Jamie said...

I've been wanting this cookbook since Aggie showed me her copy. My girls would love these cookies. (they love anything chocolate) I may have to make them as an extra Valentine's Day treat.

I live in Florida (the colder part though)and it may actually snow here today...isn't that crazy? Schools are closed so maybe I'll get my girls to bake a batch of these cookies with me!

Cara said...

All that chocolate is making my hungry. And I just ate lunch!

trifitmom said...

i love magnolia bakery, hubby's apt was right near it back in our city days, and for my wedding we had buttercup bakery cupcakes, magnolia couldn't make that many for one person - buttercup is owned by the former owner/partner in maganolia. i have the cookbook too, and made the cupcakes once and they came out great.

Michele said...

I love magnolia cupcakes! These cookies look like a great way to fill in the gaps between visits!

Sook said...

What a sweet post! They look so yummy!

Jen_from_NJ said...

These cookies look wonderful! Chocolate plus chocolate chips equals delicious!

Deborah said...

These look great!

Megan said...

These look delicious. And the closest I'll ever get to the bakery I'm afraid.
Happy Birthday to your "baby". :)

Michelle said...

CC Cookies are my husbands favorite. His birthday is in April and I just might make him some of the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

The books are the only way I'll ever get to taste anything out of the bakery, unfortunately! These cookies look delicious! More proof that I need to buy the books!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the cookbooks, and the bakery - delicious and dangerous stuff lurking there. :) My son got me a set of those plates for Valentine's Day - love those!

The Domestic Adventurer said...

I have heard of Magnolia Bakery but I've never tried any of their recipes. Apparently their vanilla cupcakes are pretty famous - I see that recipe pop up quite a bit in my internet travels.

Your cookies look scrumptious!

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