The other day I was perusing the Tasty Kitchen website looking for some inspiration. I was looking for some new dinner ideas and what I came away with was this incredibly simple and downright perfect cookie. I literally stepped away from my computer and walked directly to the pantry and got to work. It is a stretch to even call it work really, cream some butter and sugar and put some dry ingredients in the mixer. But I won’t tell if you won’t tell. I gave some of these cookies away (because I cannot keep stuff like this in the house, I have no self-control) and all came back to talk to me to about “the cookie”. I packed a cookie in each of the kid’s lunchboxes and as soon as they got home they were asking me for more of this chocolate piece of cookie heaven. That, my friends, is what you call a keeper.
After I made these, I got an inspired idea. Why not replace the chocolate chips with mini marshmallows? Next time that is so what I am doing.
2 sticks room temperature butter 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 1/4 cups flour 4 (1 oz) packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free) 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup each white, milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream together both sugars and the butter until light and fluffy.
In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients. I did this in stages, scraping the bowl each time.
Gorgeous. I love the way chips look. They are so cute.
Add the chocolate chips to the cookie dough. This part gave my Kitchen-Aid a bit of a workout. The recipe says to chill the dough for an hour. Oops. I forgot to do that. They were still wonderful.
Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I used my favorite tool for the job. My trusty ice cream scooper.
Bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
Admire their beauty.
Pour yourself a big glass of milk and sit down for a treat. If I liked milk, this is what I would do. Since I don’t, a big Diet Coke will do.
So much chocolate. So much happiness in one little cookie. You could make a lot of new friends with this little cookie.