What’s that? A cookie, you say? From the Reluctant Hippie? But you HATE baking!
Why yes, yes I do. However, after spending two weeks testing multiple recipes that were abject failures, I wanted to have one thing turn out okay. I wanted *one* thing to be delicious and to have my family ask for more. Hell, I would’ve settled for something that nobody spit out upon tasting. So today, I made cookies during the time I had scheduled for exercise and a shower. Don’t you judge me.
Best decision I’ve made in days. This recipe from Baked Bree is a keeper. The flavors are particularly well-suited to winter, like a solid version of a steamy mug of Mexican hot chocolate.
- 2.25 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 pound butter
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Bowl of cinnamon sugar (3 T. sugar stirred with 1 tsp. cinnamon)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine flour, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients.
- Roll into balls, roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar, and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Use a flat object (like a glass) to gently press and flatten each dough ball into a cookie shape about 1/2-inch thick.
- Bake 10-14 minutes. Cool on racks.