It's a raining day here in KS and it has finally cooled down a bit. It's been over 100° everyday for the past week or so. Each day worst than the next, makes it really hard to breathe. I won't complain to much because I really hate winter and it will be here before we know it! sigh!
I made these for work, found the recipe on Pinterest and I changed it up a bit. To one of the batches i added peanut butter just to see what they would taste like. They were a hit. Next time I think I'll add caramel bits and maybe a batch with chopped walnuts. So guess you can do a lot with this recipe. Give it a try.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling
- Cream together butter and brown sugar with a mixer until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition, and then vanilla.
- Combine cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix well.
- Refrigerate dough for one hour.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough and place into granulated sugar, roll around to coat. Place sugar coated dough on lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet, space cookies 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9-10 minutes.
- Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.