TRIPLE CHOCOLATE SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

Triple Chocolate Soft Sugar Cookies (3)

     What’s that you say?  You want a cookie, but you don’t want a crunchy sandwich cookie?  You’d rather have a soft fudgy cookie, maybe one with frosting on it.  Well, search no more.  I have just the recipe for you.  Triple chocolate?  You bet!

Triple Chocolate Soft Sugar CookiesINGREDIENTS FOR 30 Cookies using 2” scoop

2 sticks butter, softened

1 ½ cups light brown sugar + 1 TBSP

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips

OPTIONAL:  ¾ cup chopped nuts

½ cup granulated sugar if you choose to roll the cookies prior to baking

 

PREPARATION:

In mixer bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

Add cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, beat

Add flour, mixing to combine.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

Using your 2” cookie scoop, either roll in granulated sugar or place on a stoneware baking sheet or parchment or silicone baking sheet.  Bake at 350° F for 11 minutes.  Since cookies are soft, let them sit on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to baking racks.  We don’t want any breakage.  (Maybe you do.  Maybe you like to eat breakage).

 

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:  (You will have exactly enough to frost all 30 cookies.)

2 oz cream cheese, room temperature

3 TBSP butter, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp salt

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 TBSP dark Karo syrup

2 TBSP half and half

1 ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar

PREPARATION:

In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until well incorporated and light.  Add vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, Karo syrup, and half and half.  Beat well.  Add confectioner’s sugar in small batches and beat on low speed until well incorporated.  Increase speed and beat until light and fluffy.

This recipe is a variation of Kraft and you will note that they roll the cookies in sugar before baking.  I wanted to frost them instead, so I omitted that step.  To see original recipe by Kraft go to: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/chocolate-sugar-cookies-57582.aspx

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Triple Chocolate Soft Sugar Cookies

 

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