1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Cream butter and sugars together until smooth, and beat in the egg and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture and mix until almost blended.
Add the chocolate chips and mix.
Scoop the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, and store in an airtight container up to 7 days.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen (depends on the size of the cookie!).
My parents gave me a 2009 "A Cookie A Day" calendar for my birthday, and we tried out this recipe last night (I coaxed my husband into spending non-competitive time together before I creamed him in backgammon). I didn't have white chocolate chips so I substituted more semisweet chocolate chips, and it turned out tasting great.
Last year, I got a joke-a-day calendar for my birthday, and as fate would have it, some of the jokes were way too good to toss in the recycle bin of 2008. So I thought I'd share a few, and give you this challenge: if you bake these cookies to share with anyone, make them groan with a joke or two ...
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love, and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.
Did you hear about the man who fell into the upholstery machine? It was pretty bad, but he's fully recovered now.
A backward poet writes inverse.
Why can't a bicycle stand alone? It's two tired.
Once upon a time there were four men who decided to build a three-story house that they would share. They built the house, then decided it wasn't big enough. That's another story.
That's enough. I must subconsciously want to drive my one faithful reader away ... bad jokes, distasteful books, infrequent postings. I'll stop while I'm still ahead.
I'll redeem myself now ... to my one faithful reader out there: hope you have a very sweet 2009!