Getting a KitchenAid for Christmas has turned me into a cookie recipe experimenter. It takes my most unfavorite part of cookie baking and makes it effortless........
It creams the butter to perfection.
No wearing out your stirring arm. You flip a switch and just stand there. Or walk away and do something else.
It. Is. Amazing.
So now I want to make cookies all the time. And one specific recipe on Pinterest caught my eye.
Hot Chocolate Cookies?
Hot Chocolate Cookies
(via Six Sisters' Stuff)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons hot chocolate mix (just the powder)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening, softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and hot chocolate powder. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to avoid cookies from flattening. After your dough has chilled, drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until set up but the centers are still soft.
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I made these for a Super Bowl shindig last weekend.
At one point people were shoving them in their pockets.
But they were all gone by halftime.
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