Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/3 cup canola or other oil
2/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour – I use one cup of whole wheat
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cocoa
2 cups white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional
Beat butter and oil until creamy; gradually add sugars, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour with next four ingredients, and then add to the butter mixture. Bake 350E for 12 minutes.
I made these cookies today. For the cocoa I used some of the Valrhona 100% cacao. This cocoa powder is said to be one of the best brands. This is the first I have used the package we bought in Minneapolis this winter in cookies. I wanted to know if we could tell the difference and if it was by chance worth the extra money.
I think it is a bit different in taste from the other cocoas I have used. It is certainly good. I am not sure my taste buds can tell the difference. I will buy the cocoa again but it is not a must to have product.
Notice the large office clip used on the package. This is what our daughter-in-law uses. They are so much sturdier than the ones in the kitchen section and work very well. It was an idea worth coping.