Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Baking By toleshed Updated 12 Apr 2008 , 3:59am by chqtpi

toleshed Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 1:23pm
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I just made these. It calls for a couple tbsp of heavy cream. Then there is no place in the recipe to use it. Help?

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Honeydukes Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 4:51am
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The only "Chocolate Sugar Cookies" recipe I find on this site doesn't call for cream.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4863-0-Chocolate-Sugar-Cookies.html
Which recipe are you using? Offhand I'd say add it with your egg/s.

toleshed Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 10:13am
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This is the recipe. Maybe I didn't get it on CC


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder ( I used hersheys dark, made cookies nice
and black)
1 tsp instant espresso powder (really brings out the flavor of the
choc)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of butter softened (i used marg, was out of butter)
1 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
couple TBSP of heavy cream

cream butter, sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla
and espresso powder, until blended.

(I sifted my cocoa onto parchment paper, then mixed it
in a bowl with a whisk with the flour, and salt.)

Take the flour mixture and add it in with the butter mixture on
low until combined.

Take out of the mixer and pat into a few disks, wrap in plastic
and chill for a few hours.

Or for me, I just rolled it right out no problem, with no flour,
and then chilled the trays in the freezer a few minutes.

Bake at 350 14-16 minutes.

hwnhulahands Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 10:45am
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Are these good? Maybe I should try it.

Honeydukes Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 11:04am
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Add it with the egg and vanilla; that's what I would do. But it sounds like it worked just fine for you without it.

Without the cream it is the Chocolate Rolled Cookie from Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer.

Pumpkinwaffles posted the recipe with some changes:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6959-Dark-Chocolate-Rolled-Sugar-Cookies.html

I remember her giving the recipe in a post. And some time later she added it to the recipe collection. Maybe that's where you got it. Because those same notes are in the recipe above. HTH!

toleshed Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 11:35am
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Ya know - I do have that book by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. Its my favorite book. But I also had the recipe from pumpkinwaffles. I must have combined them.
thanks for your help

hwnhulahands - they are good. But DH prefers the sugar cookies. And he likes raspberry. So don't think I'll do too many chocolate.

Honeydukes Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 11:43am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by toleshed

Ya know - I do have that book by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. Its my favorite book. But I also had the recipe from pumpkinwaffles. I must have combined them.
thanks for your help




Yes, but have you purchased a second copy of the book? I accidentally bought two copies of Toba Garrett's cookie book. They changed the cover for the paperback edition. I just saw a "new" cookie book and grabbed it. I love that book, but not that much! It became a Christmas gift. icon_lol.gif

I'm glad your recipe worked out. icon_smile.gif

toleshed Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 11:46am
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hah! I love the book but not enough to buy 2 copies. I also have Tobas book and The FlourPot cookie book which is also very nice.
You should sell your 2nd copy on ebay or amazon. It would sell in a heartbeat.

bearcreek350 Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 1:41am
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Slightly hijacking you thread...
Honeydukes, I didn't know Toba had a cookie book! I'd be interested in your 2nd copy. How much does it go for?

Honeydukes Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 3:40am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bearcreek350

Slightly hijacking you thread...
Honeydukes, I didn't know Toba had a cookie book! I'd be interested in your 2nd copy. How much does it go for?




It is one of the best cookie books out there!!! Her recipe is similar to the NFSC, but less baking powder. I LOVE her glace' icing recipe! The book is $12.95 pbk. (I think the HC is out of print.) and is worth every penny, IMHO!!!!!

I no longer have the second copy; I gave it to my neighbor when I taught her how to do rolled cookies. It should be readily available. Here is the Amazon link. Your local bookseller should be able to order you a copy if they don't already have it in stock. Just give them the title and ISBN (that will make it easier to find.)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1402722524/?tag=cakecentral-20

I also love the book Cookie Craft!

Just in case you haven't seen these, are the links:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1580176941/?tag=cakecentral-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1401602886/?tag=cakecentral-20

The Flour Pot uses what amounts to Toba's recipe and they use fondant on all their cookies. I thought this book had the least amount of information, but was filled with lots of really cute ideas. I bought it in hardcover, but I would have preferred to pay paperback money for it -- I wasn't sure it would come out in paperback. Take a look at it, you might think differently.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0762425954/?tag=cakecentral-20
Here's the link to their site:
http://www.flourpotcookies.com/default.asp

chqtpi Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 3:59am
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that chocolate cookie recipe is good too because it doesnt spread..and they have a nice deep chocolate flavor....the only thing i found negative (teeny teeny complaint) is that the kids didnt like the dark chocolate..so next time I would use regular

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