It may not be Christmas anymore, but a good, hearty meal of milk and cookies will still bring a light to your life any day of the year. These cookies are one of the holiday family-favorites in my household – and for good reason. So what does it take to make them?
1 cup butter (2 sticks) OR 1 cup Crisco (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla OR brandy flavoring
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
½ cup cocoa
White chocolate chips, to taste
Set oven to 375° Fahrenheit and beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy. Add eggs, beat until fully mixed in.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Gradually add to wet mixture and mix well.
Add white chocolate chips.
Using hands, roll the dough and flatten into small, roughly 2-inch circles.
Bake for 8-10 minutes for optimal cookies. When done, let sit for an additional two minutes, before moving cookies to a rack to cool.