Wednesday, February 27, 2013


My friend Rachel asked for the recipe for these cookies, and so here it is.

Chocolate Cookies

6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 candy canes, crushed

I put the two candy canes in a ziplock bag, unwrapped, and then gave Hallie and Hanna the rolling pin to crush them with.  They did a great job.

Heat oven to 350.  Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.  Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture.  Stir in white chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet.  I actually rolled them into balls in my hands, the dough is greasy but not sticky.

Bake 8 minutes (Do not over bake.  They will puff while baking, then flatten upon cooling.)  Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.

Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
I don't always put the candy canes in, when I did that it was just before Christmas time.  The cookies that I made last week just had the white chocolate chips in them, I think.  But you could put in whatever you think would be delicious, walnuts, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, the possibilities are practically endless!
I think I love these cookies more than chocolate chip cookies because these ones have never failed me.  They have never betrayed me.  Give them a try!


  1. Mmmm....I do want to try them out. Minus the candy canes. And maybe PB chips instead. Do you think they are on the p90x diet? Lol

    1. I'm gonna guess NOT, but I mean, we don't start that until next week, RIGHT? Eaaaaaat up!

  2. I was going to make something healthy during M's nap today... These sound way better... Hello cookies.

    1. Hello cookies! I hope they turn out yummy for you! Let me know what you think.

  3. Ooooh you're starting P90X next week? I'm curious to hear how it goes, if you like the regime, etc.

    And I'm officially drooling. Those cookies look so good. I am going to have to make them in my new kitchen. I can't believe that moving time is really almost here.