Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies

I’m not sure who Grammy is; maybe Martha’s grandma? In any case, she isn’t mine but I still liked her cookies. This was my first baking endeavor post-Lent (if you’re just catching up, I gave up sweets — and by association, baking — for Lent this year…man was it hard, but the baking is all the sweeter — yep, I went there — for it now). Baking success! I actually baked these for our Easter dinner. It was the first time the hubs and I hosted a holiday meal at our place and we had a great time planning and executing the food. These cookies were extra yummy! We paired them with Oreo Mint Ice Cream (you’re welcome). I even made an ice-cream sandwich with the two. Um, yeah. Awesome.

Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies

Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
Recipe courtesy Martha Stewart Cookies

2 cups plus 2 T. flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 larges eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Sugar, for rolling

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into bowl.

In bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine. Reduce speed to low, and gradually add flour mixture; beat to combine. Form dough into flattened disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar. Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool 5 minutes.

~ by spontaneoustruth on May 3, 2011.

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