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chocolate chocolate chip cookies

When I was off to the mountain, I saw my parents at both ends of the trip.  Koda Bear asked every time the car stopped or he woke up if we were going there.  Of course!  He is my Dad's favourite grandchild even if he is a great.  It has been mentioned.

On the way up, we went with my Mom to one of our favourite bookstores.  I always walk out with books.  Not a place I will be able to go shortly.  The small bear always asks how many he may have and gets just that number.  They are usually pretty good too.  Knowing this, knowing that I usually get cookbooks from the library before I decide to buy them, I bought a cookbook just because.  Eating with the Chefs.  I have already made three things from it and have plans for a few more.  It also means I will be getting more cookbooks from the library because I need to make Massimo's ragu!

This cookbook is all about dishes that are served at family meal.  What chefs and crew feed themselves.  It talks about their philosophies.  Food.  It is good.  And along those lines, we have been cooking all our own meals as we travel.  I have also tried to make all the snack food.  Sometimes that means apple and cheese or veggies and dip.  Usually there are some cookies.  It cuts down on how much ice cream is purchased.  For our way back to work, I chose a cookie recipe from this new find to be one of those.

The chefs at NOMA make a chocolate chocolate chip cookie which appealed.  I usually try to do one chocolate type cooke and one other for traveling but I have admit that on the way back, there were two chocolate.  These and toll house chocolate chip cookies.  I do get teased about how small I make my cookies but I would rather have two then have a cookie that is actually four and I cannot finish it.  I am odd.

The cookie is excellent.  When it comes out of the oven, it is a bit crisp.  It softens over time.  And we had a tin get misplaced.  Those cookies were soft but still quite good.  I did tweak the recipe.  I used salted butter and a splash of vanilla.  (Okay, I tweaked technique more then I remembered.  Oh well.)  Things my palate are used too.  But I would not change them much after that.

Now.  All the pictures were taken with my phone, which was what I had.  And some did not come out as well as I would have hoped.  But that is life.

chocolate chocolate chip cookies

Note:  I adapted this from the recipe in Eating with the Chefs.  I also used the smallest portions because that is what I like.  Small batches.

7 tablespoons salted butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.  Mix in the egg and vanilla.  Mix in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa (I did not have my fabulous sifter with me so I did not sift).  Mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoons on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and then remove to a rack or a granite counter top to cool.  Use what you have.

My traveling snacks.  Makes me smile.

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