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!
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
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
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).
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