Next week is the annual cookie exchange party, and my friends take their cookie exchange very seriously — very seriously. In year’s past I have had ummmm… err — issues with my cookies (check out the cookie fail of 2010). Last year was slightly better (Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies), after the first batch went directly into the trash can they turned out pretty well.
This year, I started early – a week in half early. With great success I might add. Yeay!!!
Since I am working with Aldi, I decided to hit up my local Aldi for supplies. I found everything I needed for my cookies, and a bunch of other goodies too.
Note – I already had a few of the ingredients needed for my cookies, so they aren’t pictured.
Even though I am no expert in the kitchen, these cookies are so simple that even I made them taste fabulous. They are super chocolaty, so if you like chocolate — go for it!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until well blended. (Note - this is the stickiest batter ever. Crazy sticky. Just saying.)
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy warm (and then again later when they cool). Yummy!