Second Time is the Charm Cookies

Cocoa Fudge CookiesI had a craving for something sweet the other night, so started to rummage through the cupboards to see what I could find.  Store bought cookies?  Nada.  Ice cream?  Nope.  A Betty Crocker cake mix?  No again.

Just before desperation set in I remembered a recipe for Cocoa Fudge Cookies from Cooking Light that I had tried earlier this year.  The great thing about the recipe is that it calls for stuff we had on hand – flour, baking soda, butter, unsweetened cocoa, white and brown sugar, yogurt and vanilla. Despite my failure with this the first time I decided to give it a go again.

When I tried this earlier in the year I totally blew it and baked these way to long.  The result was cookies that were hard as a rock. My problem was in not trusting the recipe timing.  The recipe says “Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost set.” The ‘almost set’ part threw me. I keep looking at them and saying “Nope, not yet”.” As a result when I did finally decide enough is enough they had set like concrete. This time I followed the timing and they came out rich and fudgy.  Perfect.

Guess this lesson was another step in my evolution!

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2 thoughts on “Second Time is the Charm Cookies

  1. Pat Kuhl

    You’re right. Very basic ingredients that we almost always have around. I might just mix up a batch of these right now.

    1. Bob Post author

      Maybe you should consider making some for the work crew coming to help you next week (hint, hint)!


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