I made Irish Soda Bread on St. Patty's Day and brought some to Polly, who never had it before. Mark (Polly's hubby) really liked it and so did Polly so I made them another loaf.
I have extra buttermilk that I need to use up and wanted to make something different and found this recipe from Goddess of Baking which I wanted to try.
On a rainy friday before Easter I decided to make them. Forget those chocolate bunnies. Chocolate cookies rule! At least I think so.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted unsalted butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla ( I used Watkins Caramel Extract)
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Combine the flour, salt and baking soda in medium size bowl and whisk. I like using a soft plastic bowl. When I add the ingredient to my mixing bowl the plastic will bend and I don't get any spills.
In my kitchenaid bowl* use the whisk attachment. Add the cocoa to the bowl and the melted butter and combine until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla ( I used the caramel) and buttermilk.
Add the flour mixture slowly( still using the whisk attachment) and mix until just combined.
Mix in the chocolate chips. I used the regular paddle when mixing them in.
Place dough on parchment paper and space about an inch and a half apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing them to a cooking rack.
When they are on the cooling rake, try not to eat to many. They are so good. Crunchy on the outside and nice and gooey inside.
Goddness of Baking said her boyfriend rated this recipe in the top three. All I could think of when I took the first bite was Dawn, Myra and Polly are gonna loves these!
This will fix any chocolate craving.
* If you don't have a kitchenaid use a large bowl with a electric mixer. Most have whisk attachments.