when i first started this blog four and a half years ago, i was pleasantly surprised to find my grandpa to be one of my biggest readers and fans. yes, this grandpa that still grows his own strawberries and then turns them into jam, and every year provides me with enough tomato plants he grew from seed to fill out my garden. a couple times a year, usually after i've posted a relatively mediocre recipe review, a letter comes in the mail with my grandpa's favorite version of said recipe. i'm slowly getting through them all. and just like his jam and tomato plants, these cookies did not disappoint. easy, quick - no chilling! - and the perfect chocolate fix.
grandpa's favorite double chocolate cookies
30 minutes, makes about 3 dozen
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or a combination
- preheat your oven to 350F. line a baking sheet and set aside.
- mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until combined. mix in the egg until combined.
- add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and mix until combined. stir in the chocolate and/or peanut butter chips.
- drop by the teaspoon onto the baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or just until set. cool a couple minutes on the sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. store in an airtight container. these freeze really well.