It doesn't happen often that
I am caught unaware that my
stash of chocolate has hit critical and
I am abruptly rendered...gulp...
But it did happen the other day
and it was a pitiful state, truly.
Luckily, a little creative panic
saved the day.
Scouring the pantry, I found some unsweetenend
cocoa powder and I remembered a cookie that my
mother used to make when I was a kid that I loved.
It's a chocolate cookie rolled in confectioner's sugar
that flattens and cracks when it's baked into crunchy
on the outside, chewy on the inside chocolatey
goodness! And just like that -- ka-ching we were on
our way to chocolate cookies!
1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetenend cocoa powder
1 tspn baking soda
1/4 tspn salt
1/8 tspn black pepper
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Beat brown sugar and oil in medium bowl with
electric mixer. Mix in sour cream, egg and vanilla
and set aside. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt
and pepper in another bowl. Add flour mixture to
brown sugar mixture, mix well.
Refrigerate dough until firm (3-4 hrs). It was a
chocolate emergency, so I froze it for half an hour
and it worked out just fine. Preheat oven to 350. Pour
powdered sugar into a bowl. Roll dough into one inch
balls, roll balls in powdered sugar. Bake on ungreased
cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes. Try to wait until they're
cool enough to eat! I barely made it.
SPRINKLE WITH MURDER
CUT TO THE CORPSE
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