Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I found a recipe for Chocolate Chip Criss-Cross Cookies and tried it yesterday afternoon. I'm not fond of dark chocolate but these cookies are good. I had to taste one since it fell apart as I was removing it from the cookie sheet. These were quick and easy to make. The only thing I did differently from what the recipe suggested was to drop them by teaspoonsful onto the cookie sheets instead of rolling them into balls. My dough was a bit too soft to roll them, but next time I'll try chilling the dough. I might also add some chopped nuts when I make them again. Try these - you'll like them! I'm taking a tin of these cookies to a special neighbor today. She brings our trash cans from the curb to the garage door every week without fail. She doesn't have to do that but we appreciate her thoughtfulness.
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powered cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten balls with tines of fork. Flatten again in opposite direction, forming crisscross marks.
4. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or just until cookies are set. (Do not over bake - cookies will be soft.) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet and cool completely. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...


PatC - All is Bright said...

Yummy! Love cookie receipes. Thanks. I've got to try these. Oh, stop by my blog - I have a give away - a Pumpkin Girl doll.



Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

yummo and I love the photo you took.:)


Happy birthday a little late--me didn't know--sorry---you should of sent me an SOS--so I could of done something!!!!!
It has to be hard to have sooo B-days soooo close together---but is sounds like you have managed!!!!
are some of those cookies in the mail yet????
Hugs, Di

PatC - All is Bright said...

Thanks for stopping by. And yes, you are a follower - so I'll make sure and count your name twice! Thanks,


dee begg said...

The cookies look so yummy...and chocolate too! Where's a tall glass of milk? I love chocolate anything and milk together.


Lee Prairie Designs said...

Oh my they look so yummy!! Thanks for the recipe, my family will love them! Hugs, Carolyn