This week has been rough…finishing all the last minute assignments (or at least the assignments I waited to do until last minute) only to start cramming for finals this weekend has made it a stressful week. By the end of a school semester everyone is so burnt out and ready to be done but the last stretch is usually one of the most important times. Yikes! Why can’t midterms be more important? I am full motivation up until a little after midterms…then my thoughts start to sway from school and into SUMMER.
Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
~Adapted from Barefoot Contessa
1/2 lb unsalted butter
1 c. light brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 t. pure vanilla extract
2 eggs (from chickens!)
2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. kosher salt
1 1/2 lb white choc. chips/chunks
This recipe is mainly the same as the original but there are just a couple things I want to point out that I do differently after making them so long. It may have to do with being in Colorado but they always flatten (still taste just as good). I have added a half cup of flour to the existing two cups so that they come out as more beautiful fluffy cookies :)
Drop dough onto a baking sheet and place in oven. Here comes the IMPORTANT part (don’t stop reading). I am always suprised at the success of these cookies…you must check them within 10 minutes (typically they are just about done) and I am the type of person to try and do a couple tasks in those 10 minutes and often I forget about them!
Luckily, I have been saved multiple times and remembered at the last second…of course I have also left them too long :( So don’t go far from the kitchen. These cookies are done as soon as there appears to be no “wet”dough. They will look undone but I promise you want to pull them out.
As soon as they are out of the oven, allow them to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then they can be transfered to a cooling rack. Best eaten the day of but I don’t suggest you eat the whole batch! :) These are always a hit when I take them to work and parties.
Rockin’ out to:
~Lights by Ellie Goulding
“…So I tell myself that I will be strong”
A cookie boost and good music is a great therapy :)