Saturday, February 27, 2010

German Chocolate Cookies

I have a wonderful friend Susan who is just starting a brand new site called Chocolate and Coffee Recipes. Yeah sounds yummy huh? I am sure her site is going to be a great success. Here is one of her best recipes she was kind enough to share with me!

Here is what Susan had to say about this recipe...

"You'll love these German chocolate cookies if you love German chocolate cake. Try this simple German chocolate cookie recipe we found in a thrift store cookbook. We love cookies and German chocolate cake, so we gave this one a try."

Ingredients for German Chocolate Cookies

•1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sifted flour
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 cup sugar
•1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
•1 egg
•1/2 cup butter, softened
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
•1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put 1/3 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips in a double boiler to melt while you're preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Next, add both sugars, egg, butter, and vanilla. Mix until it is well blended.

When the chocolate chips have melted, remove them from the heat and allow them to cool. (This only took a few minutes.)

Add the cooled melted chocolate to the batter and mix until it's well blended.

Stir in the nuts (if adding) and the remaining chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Teaspoon "drops" will yield roughly 4 dozen cookies. If you make the "drops" the size of a Tablespoon, you'll get about 2 dozen cookies that are 2 1/2 inches across. The size of the cookies is really a personal preference. Baking time is not much different.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Was the recipe any good?
The cookies turned out moist, chocolatey and delicious! We opted not to add the nuts, but I'm sure the nuts would have added additional flavor and texture to the cookies. They were a hit with our mailman and the entire family! We hope you enjoy them too.

Thanks again Susan!