Thursday, March 14, 2013

PMS cookies!

 Start with a batch and a half of Nestle toll house cookie dough: (these are the corrected measurements for a batch and a half):

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 &1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cup (3sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 & 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 & 1/8 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3large eggs
  •   3/4 Cup Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder

 PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture then cocoa powder. Stir in morsels: 3/4 of the bag of semi-sweet chips. 1/2 a bag of white choc chips, and 1/2 a bag of milk chocolate chips. (or I have also used
chopped up almond bark to substitute the milk and white). Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. . then bake 8 to 10 min on 350. Make sure not to over-bake, this is very important.

I have a tendency to underbake these, and after taking them out of the oven let them sit on the cookie sheet for awhile to set. (if you alternate two cookie sheets you can let one set up while another is baking in the oven). This will ensure your cookies have a chewy, brownie-like consistency.

Don't forget to ENJOY!