Most of the cookie recipes make so many cookies that it can almost feed an army of kids. This recipe from Hershey’s Make it Chocolate book is no exception. I got over 3 dozen cookies out of this batch. The smart thing I did was to bake this on a need basis. The dough needs to be refrigerated and I let it sit there for a few days, taking out small amounts of dough to bake as needed.
You might be wondering why that is such a big deal, given that a lot of you might already be doing that. But the fact is, I have this compulsive need to finish off the dough the day I make it. I don’t want to deal with preheating the oven multiple times or washing the same cookie pans again and again, so its always been a case of baking excess cookies and eating excess cookies.
But this time, I was having guests through out the week and I would take only the amount of dough I needed every single time. So no excess cookie eating this time around :-)
Read on for the recipe and the pictorial.
Recipe source: Hershey’s Make it Chocolate
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup odorless oil like canola or sunflower oil
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2.5 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Powdered sugar for rolling the cookies
In a big bowl, mix sugar and oil. Beat well using a stand or hand mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat it in. Add the vanilla extract as well.
Once the eggs are well combined, add sifted cocoa powder. Fold it in slowly.
Once cocoa is well combined, add the flour, salt and baking powder. Beat in at low speed, I ended up folding it in carefully using a silicon spatula after one point. Chill this mixture overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Heat oven to 350 F/180C. Scoop a small 1″ ball of dough. Roll in powdered sugar and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave a little space between the cookies to allow space for spreading. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until the cookies are done. Let it cool in the tray for at least 10 minutes to prevent it from crumbling when taking out of the tray. The recipe makes 40 plus cookies.
This goes to Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.