Thursday, December 06, 2007

chocolatey goodness...

During the Christmas season, friends of ours participate in the Living Nativity that is presented by their church. At the end, cookies are provided for all. Last year over 14,000 people attended...that's a lot of cookies! I volunteered to bake some this year to help out. So I made these. The recipe comes from a book called "Ideal Cookie Cookbook" which was published in 1984. I got it as a freebie when I signed up for weekly delivery of the Courier Post...way back when I first got married. I don't know how I missed this recipe until now!

Rich Chocolate Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen.

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup water
1 package (15.5 oz.) brownie mix
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla

In a large mixing bowl, blend eggs and water. Stir in brownie mix, baking soda, flour and vanilla; blend well. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto a greased and floured cookie sheet. (I didn't flour mine.) Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack to cool.

They are delicious! For those like me, who think the corner pieces of brownies are the best because they're crunchy, these are amazing. Crunchy on the edges, soft in the middle. Try them...they're easy. FuriousBall, do you want some?

And here's Cheyenne, trying to get into the Christmas spirit. It's not working....

7 comments:

furiousBall said...

in a word, yes

Libby said...

Mmmmm . . . . they sound *yummy*

Tracey in CT said...

They look wonderful, and HUGE.
Guess I'd have to wash them down with a Diet Coke (you know, to erase the calories!)

Mary Ann said...

Oh, just transport some of those over here!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Little Boy and I will have to try that recipe for sure - looks simple enough for us to manage! We made some brownies this summer and shared them with a family that was visiting - and they couldn't believe LB and I had made them - they asked me... how do you make brownies! Huh? Anyway, thanks for the recipe.

And 14,000 people??? Wow, that is a ton of people. The population of our entire county is just over 27,000!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Nines said...

14,000 cookies... "Heaven... I'm in heaven..." See? I just burst into song thinking about it!!! And you certainly can't go wrong with chocolate. Happy holidays!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. My daughter and I baked them this morning and in her words "let's keep that recipe okay?" I've put a link to your post on my Blog .....