My boyfriend is going to take me to meet his parents next Sunday. This is the first time I have visited his home after 3 months of dating. Actually, I felt a bit nervous and I want to prepare a small gift for his family. My boyfriend said his mom liked chocolate chip cookies very much but she was not good at making cake. Therefore, I decided to make my own cookies to ingratiate her. Unfortunately, I had never made baked treats before. I immediately called my aunt who was a famous baker to ask for her help. She gave me a simple-but-tasty recipe: “Chewy brownie chip drops” and ensured that I would never fail and have perfect cookies.
I hoped she was right when I started collecting what I need for the cookies. Ingredients included all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda (just a little), vanilla extract, semi-sweet chocolate morsels (you can also use milk chocolate morsel and add some sugar if you have a sweet tooth), especially walnut (my aunt suggested pecan but I like walnut). Ok, then it was high time I proved my gift. Finally, the brownie turned out after my effort. To be honest, my first chocolate chip cookies looked awry and ugly although they had a quite good flavor. I think I had to try my best before I could wrap them and gave my boyfriend family as a thoughtful and lovely gift. I have made it several times so far and I began to focus on cookies shape as well as baking time. The more times I made the cookies, the more beautiful they became. It is the best tasting cookies I have ever eaten. You would love it at first bite, as soon as you taste crispy crust and feel soft and sweet core inside melting in your mouth. Now I am ready to go with fabulous cookies wrapped perfectly and looking forward to Sunday. The following recipe may be an ideal suggestion for dessert and snack.
These are just like a brownie soft and chocolatey but in a handy round cookie shape with chocolate chips and walnuts inside each drop.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup walnut halves, toasted and chopped
First, preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Next, sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in a medium-size bowl.
After that, in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, and scraping down bowl once and twice. Beat in vanilla, then eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl. Add about one-third of flour mixture and mix on low speed.
Then gradually add remaining flour mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts. Drop by generously rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
Finally, bake until firmed up around the edges but still a bit soft in the center, about 10 minutes. Slide parchment onto racks to cool cookies completely.
Chewy Brownie Chip Drops