Soft Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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My family expects the cookie jar to be filled with home-baked goodies year-round. They don't care for nuts but can't resist chocolate. So these cake-like cookies have become their favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:33 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 33 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 121 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork if desired. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are firm. Remove to wire racks. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Soft Chocolate Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 121 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

Wonderfully soft and flavorful. Tastes like a brownie, only in cookie form!

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

easy to make, very soft, and very good flavor

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

These cookies are amazing, I make them and even my chocolate hating father loves them.

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

Can't find anything negative to say about these. They are not overly sweet which from looking at the ingredients I wouldn't have guessed. The vanilla is a little prominant but I think it works.

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

add sugar. the directions dont tell you to. oops

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