Archive for March 5th, 2011

One of the blogs that I read regularly is Chickens In The Road.  If you have not read this lady’s writing, you really need to!  She is a former romance writer living “the simple life” on a West Virginia farm.  She has chickens, goats, dogs, kids, and now a cow and calf.  Her point of view is really entertaining and informative at the same time.

This recipe is from her blog and I think it is the first one of hers that I have tried.  It was also a raging success!  I do have one little note to make about these cookies…they are much softer the day they are made.  The taste is still great on the second day, but they were a little too hard for my taste.  When I fix these again, I may cut the cooking time down just a minute or two and see if that fixes my problem.

1 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa

1 cup nuts, crushed or chopped (I used pecans.)

semi-sweet chocolate chips

powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Stir in the flour, cocoa and nuts.

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Divide the dough in half and wrap the two balls in plastic wrap.  Chill one hour.


Scoop spoonfuls of chilled cookie dough or slice it like I did.  Flatten each into a circle and drop in 3 chocolate chips.  Shape into balls, tucking the chips inside. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.  While still warm, roll in powdered sugar and, as Suzanne says, eat in copious amounts!

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Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Scharffen Berger.

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