My husband is at a college basketball game tonight.
Pfff. Basketball. I used to play basketball. Why would I waste my time watching a bunch of twenty-something year olds playing a sport that I dominate at?
Clearly, I'm being humble. And dishonest.
So as I was in my cubicle, I began thinking of all the productive things I could do while he was out. I considered vacuuming, scrubbing our permanently gray tub, buying a dog, organizing my closet...
...considered is the operative word here.
Then it came to me, like God spoke the very words out of the heavens.
"YOU SHALL BAKE DARK CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES."
Okay, God didn't really speak to me. That was on the verge of blasphemy. My apologies. But I do think He would approve.
So for all you ladies out there who have control of the remote, recliner, and bathroom tonight, I'll say it again:
Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
What you'll need:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, mix together the butter and sugar.
Mix in the egg...
...then the vanilla extract.
Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Make sure there are no white streaks. This is dark chocolate here, people.
Stir in the chocolate chips!
Before we go on, I have to know...does anyone else just use the entire bag? I have never once in my life actually measured out the amount of chocolate chips the recipe called for.
That's how my mom taught me. She's a good Christian woman who baked good Christian cookies. So that's why I do it.
Once again, Amen.
Put them on a sprayed cookie sheet about an inch apart and bake for 10-12 minutes. I like mine soft and falling apart, but that's your call.
Are you drooling yet?
So do what I did and run to the dollar store and spend $2 on the stuff you don't have in your pantry, which for me were the chocolate chips, and make these cookies.
It won't change your life, but it'll change your night.
Love and chocolate,