I promised you chocolate cookies, so here they are!
I found this great recipe on this great blog. She was actually a little disappointed in them, I on the other hand loved them! They did exactly what I wanted and are my new favorite quick chocolate cookie recipe that I can throw in any mix in I feel like!
I had a bag of Smarties lying around (Smarties are the European version of M&M's manufactured by Nestle) and I have never baked with them, so I made some Smarties chocolate cookies! I absolutely love the way this dough acted and feel it's very versatile.
You'll have to experiment with the first batch on how long you need to bake it and decide if you want chewy or crunchy (you know, the ones that 'Snap!'), for me it was 10 minutes for a firm but chewy cookie and after 10 minutes they got seriously crunchy.
I actually made this dough half crunchy half chewy. For the chewy version I mixed in some Smarties and for the crispy ones some hazelnut krokant (originally from French: Croquant, meaning 'crunchy'- No way!) which is crushed candied nuts, kinda like crushed nut brittle.
Both of the versions were delicious!
Drop tablespoons for BIG cookies and teaspoons for small ones
225 gr butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of whatever (nuts, c. chips)
Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture in two batches, mixing thoroughly after each. Stir in chocolate chips.
Use measuring spoon or mini ice cream scoop to drop one heaping tablespoonful on baking sheets, five cm apart. Bake in 18oC oven 10 to 15 minutes (by ten minutes you'll have chewy cookies, after that they're gonna be crunchy), until cookies lose their gloss and firm up, rotating pans halfway through cooking time. Cool on trays.
Original from: Milk + Honey Cafe