Baking That Perfect Chocolate Cookie

Cookies are one of everybody’s favorite recipes, and there is no better cookie than the chocolate cookie. If you agree with this statement, then surely you will want to know how to make the best chocolate cookie, and so if you read on you will find out.

The Perfect Chocolate Cookie

If you are looking for the best chocolate cookie recipe, then you will want to know that it is called the cocoa drop cookies recipe; this is one of the best chocolate cookie recipes of all time, and for good reason. They are not only delicious, but they are easy to make as well.

What you need for this recipe is: ¼ cup butter, softened; ¼ cup shortening; 1 cup sugar; 1 egg; ¾ cup buttermilk; 1 tsp vanilla; 1 ¼ cup sifted all-purpose flour; ½ tsp baking soda; ½ tsp salt; ½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened; and 1 cup of chopped pecans.

First you need to cream the shortening and butter with sugar; beat in egg. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla next, and then sift the dry ingredients together then stir in the first mixture. Stir in the pecans, and then chill this cookie dough for about an hour. Then drop with a teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between the cookies.

Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until set. Then cool and frost with a simple chocolate or vanilla icing if desired.

Another great recipe is the chocolate covered shortbread cookie recipe, and for this you will need: 8 ounces butter, room temperature; ½ cup powdered sugar; 2 cups all-purpose flour; ½ teaspoon baking powder; 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted; and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.

In order to make this recipe you first need to combine all of the ingredients; knead with your hands to combine, and then press into lightly buttered pans, and bake at 325°F for about 20 minutes. Then cut into wedges while they are still warm or break them apart.

There are so many fabulous recipes out there, and right in time for the holidays is the perfect time to start all of your baking; remember these recipes, and also know that there are so many others out there as well, and so depending on what you and your family like, you will be able to come up with some really great ideas.