In case you couldn’t tell, we’re huge fans of food here at CMEE. We tend to keep things healthy, but every so often the Museum’s Director of Marketing brings in his “world famous” (his words) Chewy Chocolate Cookies for the office to enjoy.
They usually don’t make it until lunch.
So, if you’re looking for a really simple recipe to bring to your virtual Memorial Day BBQ this weekend, gives these a try. They are as delicious as they are simple to make.
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup of salted butter softened
- 2 cups of sugar plus a little for sugar coating
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- WASH YOUR HANDS!
- Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir and set aside.
- Using a mixer combine the butter and sugar until creamed. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until full incorporated (scraping sides as necessary). Stir in vanilla.
- Slowly add flour mixture until completely incorporated.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm, 1-2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Pour 1/3 cup sugar into a small bowl or rimmed dish.
- Roll each ball in sugar to completely coat.
- Space balls roughly 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Give them a little squish before placing into oven.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes until set in the middle. Move to a cooling rack after 1-2 minutes.