My friend Rachel asked for the recipe for these cookies, and so here it is.
6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
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!