Saturday

Kick Ass Cookies

Gram started this tradition, then Mom, now me. Whenever we need a chocolate fix.
I'm munching on a Kick Ass Cookie as I type this. For breakfast. I wouldn't recommend that. Unless you, like me, find yourself home alone. (So nobody catches you in the act.)

I grew up on this recipe. My Grandmother made these cookies for her daughters. Mom made them for me. I make 'em for my daughter... I made her a batch just last night! Though that's a pretty lame excuse. Seeing as how she's out of town this weekend.

Kick Ass Cookies
This recipe makes between 0 and 2 dozen, depending upon how much cookie dough you eat. The order in which you combine these ingredients really doesn't matter. However! If you begin with sugary butter, you can start nibbling from the get-go!

Mix Up:
6 Tablespoons Butter
3/4 Cup Sugar

Add In:
6 Tablespoons Dutch Cocoa
6 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Egg

Last but not least:
1 1/4 Cups Flour

* Bake @ 350 (F) for 12 minutes.  

I'm not sure what makes these cookies so delightful. Perhaps because they're so simple? We're in the midst of a food trend where everyone is trying to out-do one another. Recipes are bigger, better, and unnecessarily decadent. (Good luck trying to find a chocolate cookie that does not include mocha, chocolate chunks + 3 kinds of nuts for good measure... But, hey! There's flax in it so it must be healthy...)

Here's the deal: I've exchanged this recipe a million times and always get the same response: We ate the whole batch!

And, the moral of this tirade? Cookies are Good Food. You should eat some every day.

Buon Appetito.


* Are you thinking about lowering the fat in this extra special recipe? Get off my blog.
** Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth? Double the sugar. This family loves chocolate, but not sweet treats.

6 comments:

Anne said...

Just made them and they taste great. Plus, they didn't collapse into hockey pucks, but then I only live at 6450ft. Thanks for the cookies.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I'm so glad you liked them. :)

Kait W said...

Just made these in Keystone, CO (at 9,200') and they were absolutely delicious! Moist & cakey! I added some chocolate chip as well, and they were a hit! :) Thank you!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Kait!
Glad to hear they turned out okay. And, I like this idea of dolling them up with the chocolate chips. :))

Lis said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE! My husband and I moved to Flagstaff, and we've managed pie dough, scones, biscuits, quick breads, even YEAST breads... but for the life of me I haven't managed to make a batch of cookies that didn't turn into discuses. THESE WORK!

Cathy said...

Excellent! I just finished baking my first batch (at 4700')of these and they are nice and chocolatey and very soft and cake like. This is a keeper! Thank you!

Cathy ♥