SRC: Double Chocolate Cookies

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It’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! In the Secret Recipe Club, each participating blogger is assigned a blog from another participating blogger and secretly searches their site for something to recreate. The accompanying blog post then goes live on reveal day! So while I was immersed in my assigned blog, someone else was picking through mine! I’m so excited to be part of this group, to see what on my blog peaks other’s interests and to stumble upon new blogs and new recipes.

It’s actually a miracle I’m even posting with The Secret Recipe Club today! We moved to California from Ohio last month and I felt quite confident that skipping out of April’s SRC reveal day would be the only break necessary to get through the travel.

I had no problem selecting and making my dish for today’s reveal, but I did have a problem blogging it! We got the keys to our new home April 16th, moved in April 18th, and received delivery of our goods on April 19th. I’m supposed to get internet installed today. Hopefully that happens. It’ll be a while before I get a chance to stop by and check out all of the other SRC posts today, but you can see them via the link at the bottom of my post.

Everything I’ve been doing has been via mobile, except for the rare occurrences when I was able to get away from the boys and sit at a coffee shop with wifi. I actually never left the house, if I had to drive, without my computer so I could at least type up blog posts (this one included) in Word so that when I did get a moment of internet bliss I could quickly and efficiently schedule some posts!

We met a few of our neighbors after moving in and one of them generously and thoughtfully brought over a 6 pack of beers from local breweries that he put together. I knew I’d be searching through my assigned blog, Dessert Before Dinner written by Stephanie, for a thank you treat. The Jalapeno Beer Cheese Bread caught my eye, but it was another SRC post. I knew everyone loves cookies so I decided on her White Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Cookies. I put most of the cookies in a large mason jar and tied it with a bow. It’s a good thing I did, too, because I found these cookies to be insanely addictive. I definitely broke my “only two cookies at a time” rule and even sneaked one for breakfast the following morning.

Double Chocolate Cookies for Secret Recipe Club from Sew You Think You Can Cook (1)

This recipe makes 18-20 cookies.

Double Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/4 C + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C white chocolate chips

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both sugars until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the stand mixer and mix until combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips until evenly distributed in the dough.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto two baking sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes. Allow cookies to cool 5 minutes on the pan before removing to a cooling rack.

*This recipe is adapted from Stephanie at http://dessert-before-dinner.blogspot.com/2011/07/white-chocolate-chunk-chocolate-cookies.html*

Double Chocolate Cookies for #SecretRecipeClub from Sew You Think You Can Cook (2)

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

On Tuesday nights I partake in a bowling league. Collectively, we are not the best team, but we do know how to have fun! Our team “uniform” are Hawaiian shirts, last year we made tie-dye shirts!

If you’re at all familiar with bowling, you may have heard the term “beer frame” thrown around. A beer frame is when all members except one bowl a strike in the same frame. That singleton is then responsible for buying a pitcher of beer for the group.

Instead of beer frames, we do cookie frames. And I fell on the sword, so the next week I was charged with bringing in cookies. My evening for cookie bringing was the same evening of the ice storm so I actually got an extra week to prepare. It’s a good thing too because the cookies I tried making that Monday night were a complete fail. I was following a recipe for heart cookies out of a massive cookie cookbook. Something about this recipe was off – the “dough” ended up as more “sand”. So I scrapped the idea and made Rice Krispie Treats instead. Much to my husband’s dismay those treats never left the house.

So this week I had to try again. I opted instead to follow a supposedly fool proof recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe actually comes from the sonographer at my doctor’s office. She has it memorized and jotted it down for me when my husband informed her of my previous cookie fail. She says she’s put many variations on the recipe using nuts, coconut, etc.

When it comes to cookies, chocolate chips are not my favorite. I lean towards thin crispy cookies, like my Busia’s oatmeal lace cookies that I haven’t even attempted and my mom has mastered. These cookies were enjoyably addicting – I think it’s the salt in the batter! By the time I got around to photographing these there were only 5 left!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 bag chocolate chips

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bottom of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture in 3 batches.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop tablespoon-sized dollops of batter onto a greased cookie sheet. This recipe made 3 dozen cookies.
  6. Bake 10-14 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cookies