Monday, November 19, 2012

Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

You have a question, don't you?  And I bet I have the answer.  The answer is-YES.  Yes these cookies are as chocolately as they look.  Yes they are as gooey as they seem and are completely lethal out of the oven.  And yes, you are now a happier person because you have the recipe:)

I first came across this recipe for buttermilk chocolate cookies on pinterest, after reading through the ingredients I was thrilled to see that they were naturally egg free!  Score!  I used guittard cocoa powder and added white and semi sweet chocolate chips.  However, I have plans for these cookies.  Big, big plans.  Imagine this-taking two of these perfectly chocolately cookies and then taking peppermint ice cream, slathering it on one cookie and then topping with the other.  O, my goodness, if I only had peppermint ice cream!  Also, mint chips would be totally divine in these babies.

My thoughts:  I baked one batch for 12 minutes then another for 11.  Neither batch produced "crispy" cookie after cooling, but I preferred the ones baked at 11 minutes.  Maybe next time I will even try ten...

O-and don't freak out if you don't have parchment paper.  I didn't line my baking sheets and things worked out just fine:)

Recipe originally found here

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies
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2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
Melt the butter in a small, microwave safe bowl.
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter (still warm) with cocoa powder and whisk until very smooth. Whisk in sugar, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until no streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop dough in 1-inch balls into prepared baking sheet, leaving about two inches between cookies to allow for spread.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set around the edges.
Cool for 2-3 minutes on a baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack with a spatula to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hello There! ...Anyone??'s been a while.  Remember when I used to post here all sorts of deliciousness mainly made of butter and sugar on my blog? And then I would go on a healthy kick and post lots of stuff not made with butter and sugar?  And we had such a jolly good time ooing and ahhing over delicious food?  Perhaps there are none of you left and you all thought that I completely dropped off this earth.  So perhaps I am typing this all to myself as I sit here eating a bowl of chips and salsa.  Well, if there are any of you left, consider yourself very VERY lucky, because I have a delicious recipe to share with you!

Having a child with allergies if difficult   I mean, I kind of think it should be against the laws of the universe that a child with an egg allergy be the daughter of what used to be an avid baker.  At any rate, she is my daughter and I would take this darling egg allergy girl over any cake filled with eggy goodness.  I am slowly but surely learning that my child doesn't have to miss out on all worldly deliciousness, because these oatmeal cookies are divine, heavenly, and most importantly EGG FREE! (cue all sorts of cartwheeling and shouting from all you egg free mommas out there!)

So here it is, this heaven sent recipe, and I hope you all enjoy!

No Egg Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional) (however, for me, these are never an option to put into a perfectly good oatmeal cookie!)
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Beat butter or margarine, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy.
2. Add flour and salt, mix well.
3. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture. Stir in rolled oats, raisins and
chocolate chips.
4. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes.
5. Don't over cook.