Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Ultimate Chocolate Cookies

I invented a recipe for Ultimate Chocolate Cookies and Ultimate Chocolate Icing. The cookie recipe has been posted before on Mymomconnie's blog, but no one (except us) has ever seen or tasted Ultimate Chocolate Icing. So I thought I'd share with you.

Ultimate Chocolate Cookies
4 sticks softened butter (not margarine!)
3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cup cocoa
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
Pre-heat oven to 350. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in cocoa. Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Ultimate Chocolate Icing:
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. milk
Cream the cream cheese in the mixer bowl. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar. Beat in the milk. Stir in cocoa (and I do mean stir. And do it SLOWLY, or you'll be sorry). Whip the icing for 45 seconds to a minute. Spread on cooled cookies.

**Note: These are the large family versions. If you have a small family, then halve both recipes.**

**Warning: These cookies are dangerously chocolatey. If you aren't extremely careful, you may find yourself wanting to lick the knife after you ice the cookies, and as we all know, that is a bad example. But I did it anyways.**


Pat's Place said...

Yum! Guess that will not be a diet item in our house?

Amy said...

Mmmmm..... that sounds really good. Chocolate anything can almost always stand alone, but to add cream cheese!?!? Yum. I can't wait to try these! :)

Michelle said...

Wow, thanks for the recipe Maddie, I bet these taste absolutely delicious don't they?

I know most of my family would love these aswell, they would be great as a Christmas gift.

I'm always looking for inspiration and ideas every year when it comes to chocolate, last year I found a website called hotel chocolat that was a saviour for my late Christmas shopping.