So in addition to loving to blog about food, I have recently loved reading other peoples blogs about food. One blog that has particularly impressed me is the rookie cookie. Anyhow, today I tried one of her cookie recipes, however I changed it according to how I like to make cookies. I want cookies chewy! They have to taste good not just out of the oven, but also the next day. Not to say her recipe isn't good the next day, I just didn't want to take the risk. I also doubled the salt, salt is my secret lover and I can not deny it. I know one of these days I am going to try a recipe exactly the way it was written, must . . . follow . . . .instructions. . . . resist . . . . extra ingredients . . . . . What was the most significant was she told me that kraft has come out with "Caramel Bits", so no more unwrapping caramels! Genius! priceless! So this is her recipe that inspired me. These are the changes I made:
2 c bread flour
2/3 c unsweetened dutched cocoa powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 c sugar
1 egg yolk
2 T milk
2 t vanilla extract
1 c butter melted
half a bag Caramel bits (or you can chop up caramel, but go to wal-mart, buy the bits!)
Combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl combine, sugar and butter and blend till smooth. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, combine till smooth. Slowly combine flour mixture till combined, add caramel bits. Drop onto two cookies sheets and chill in the freezer till your oven heats to 375 degrees. Cook for 10-11 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet. Enjoy.
They were indeed a hit! Thanks Rookie Cookie!