Suicidal Snowflakes

Just because I have a short attention span doesn\’t mean I…

The chocolate cookies of the yum.

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine**
1/2 cup sugar + 3 tablespoons sugar ****
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees mix sugar and dry ingrediants first, then add margarin and vanilla. Will be firm. Removing a heaping tablespoon-full and roll into a ball then flatten slightly.  Will be 1in high, 2in/diameter. Bake for 14 minutes until the top is cracked.  The top being cracked will be the only real indication that it’s done. Makes 12 cookies. Exactly.  Don’t eat the batter, though I know you wanna.
**I had good success by removing one tablespoon of margarin and adding one tablespoon of olive oil, they seemed to retain their moisture better.    They’re a little crispier with all margarin, and they’re positively chalky with all olive oil.  Go figure.

****I know it’s a weird amount of sugar, but it seems to kill the baking powder taste to just put in a few tablespoons more.  Originally this recipe called for semi-sweet morsals, so the extra granulated sugar seems to compensate for that. It also didn’t have as much vanilla, either and the oats were steel-cut instead of plain old Quakers.  Sue me. I have to put my stamp on everything.


March 25, 2006 - Posted by | Food

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