Sharing Recipes: Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

When the MNGOP HQ was in St Paul our Chair Tom Polachek used to volunteer upon the request of the office manager Barb Linert. Whether it was for phone-banking for candidates, or doing Precinct Caucus Data Entry after a Caucus Tom said the party didn’t always provide something to snack on so he would make cookies and bring them to share with others who were volunteering.

At the 2018 State Convention in Duluth Minnesota, Tom brought cookies for each Delegate & Alternate attending the convention.

Since we’re “Social Distancing,” and doing  remote conventions, Tom can’t bring cookies to those who attend.  Instead he is providing the recipe for you to make and share at home.


This is a recipe called Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies by Debby from Allrecipes.com.


Ingredients

A. 1 1/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks) softened

B. 2 cups sugar

C. 2 eggs

D. 2 tsp vanilla

E. 2 cups flour

F. 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa

G. 1 tsp baking soda

H. 1/2 tsp salt

J. 2 cups mini chocolate chips


Directions

1. In large mixing bowl cream A & B together.

2. Add into A&B mixture C & D.

3. Sift E, F, G, and H together into into ABCD mixture blend using low speed on mixer.

4. Stir into mixture J with wooden spoon.

5. Preheat oven 350 F

6. Drop by teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets.

7. Bake 6-9 minutes (do not overbake cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooking).

8. Cool slightly on cookie sheet remove from sheet to cool completely on wire rack.


Directions with Photos

1. In large mixing bowl cream A & B together.

Normally I like to add a little bit of the sugar at a time but the butter was super soft.

2. Add into A&B mixture C & D.

Add Vanilla.

Add two large eggs

Blend well.

3. Sift E, F, G, and H together into into ABCD mixture blend using low speed on mixer.

It is wise to have a catch bowl when adding the dry ingredients to the sifter.

Although out of order Baking soda and salt it’s not a big deal as you’re sifting them together

Add Salt

Add cocoa. All dry ingredients in the sifter. Start to add a little bit at a time while blending.

4. Stir into mixture Mini Chocolate Chips with wooden spoon.

5. Preheat oven 350 F

6. Drop by teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets.

(I went with smaller sized cookies as chewy cookies are easier to handle)

I like the Silpat baking mat as the cookies do not stick, cool faster and clean up is a snap.

7. Bake 6-9 minutes (do not overbake cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooking).

With the bake mat and Airbake cookie sheets I set the timer for 8 minutes.

8. Cool slightly on cookie sheet remove from sheet to cool completely on wire rack.

While the cookies were baking I did some clean up. It’s too bad I didn’t have a helper due to social distancing. I had to clean off both of these.

Enjoy!

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