Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas is coming !!!!!Ok, well not like tomorrow or anything, but for those of you who are like me.....I am ready to start the baking season......and these cookies are my families all time fave cookie!  This was one of my grandmothers recipes, that I have been making faithfully since.........forever..... they are a cross between chocolate cake, a brownie, and heaven.....they are good with with frosting or without.....and a little secret is ...I like them right out of the freezer......with a glass of milk , Enjoy !
thanks Grandma Bea !
Grandma's Chocolate Cookies
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of butter (softened)
1 egg (farm fresh)
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup whole milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
walnuts (optional)
In a large bowl mix butter, sugar, cocoa, egg, until well blended, add vanilla, and slowly add milk. Beat until smooth, add flour one cup at a time with the baking soda and salt.
Scoop large spoonfuls of dough onto pre-heated baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 8-10 minutes, or until the tops have slightly cracked and set.  Cool . Frost. Embellish. Enjoy !
Basic Butter Frosting:
5 1/2 tbls. butter softened
3 cups double sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tablespoons whole milk.....
Whip together butter and powdered sugar, slowly add vanilla, and then add milk until the right consistancy........whip until light and smooth! 

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