Easy Chocolate Cookies
From Deb at Smitten Kitchen! These are dead easy to make and dead easy to eat :)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room- temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg
Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart (or more - these cookies spread a lot!). With moistened hands or the back of a spoon, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
- I used my food processor to make this dough. It came mostly together in the processor, but I did have to dump it out and mix by hand to incorporate the last little bits of dry flour. I haven't tried to make them with a stand mixer yet.
- The cookies will flatten and spread out a LOT while baking. Give them plenty of room!
- These make great cookies for ice cream sandwiches!