Friday, August 28, 2009
Chocolate Chip Duo Cookies
I love fall. It is by far my favorite season. I love the crisp weather, the anticipation of the holiday season, mums, Halloween, and even the start of a new school year. I love the new crayons, clean glue sticks, and my uncluttered classroom. I have spent the last week slaving away in my classroom to get ready for my newest batch of first graders. By the time I get home from putting in 6-7 hours in a sweaty hot classroom the last thing I want to do is cook. However there is really only so much take out you can eat before you need to get back in the kitchen. The other day I was craving being in my kitchen the way people crave chips and dip or chocolate. I NEEDED to cook something. However I really have nothing in the house! So I searched some recipes until I found something I had all the ingredients for and decided on these cookies.
The cookie recipe is originally for chocolate chip cookies. Right before I baked them I decided to make them into duo cookies by mixing some cocoa powder in 1/2 the batter. I am glad I did because the chocolate half was my favorite part! I have never made cookies with oil instead of butter until this recipe. They came out really good. The dough was a little wet (presumably from the oil) and I was doubting this would work but it really did! They were thin, soft, and tasty. Definitely worth a shot.
Source: Stephanie Cooks original idea, using All Recipes cookie batter recipe
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
2 heaping teaspoons of cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the vegetable oil, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla extract.
Blend in the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips.
Divide the dough in half. In one half add the cocoa and stir until well combined.
Drop vanilla batter by rounded 1/2 teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Next drop 1/2 teaspoon of the chocolate batter right next to the vanilla and pinch to combine the two halves.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.