So, the title of this post was originally “Royal Baby Chocolate Cake Cookies,” which is why I used our cute little Union Jack stools as backdrop. But that probably tells you a little bit about how long this recipe sat in my “To Publish” folder, since that baby has probably had four People Magazine covers by now!
But these cookies? Still totally great. Cookies are one of my favorite things to bake — they’re not as time or labor-intensive as making a whole cake, but you still get that extra-special homemade touch. And as an added bonus, Chad would prefer cookies over cake any day (sometimes it’s a major effort to stop him from eating the whole batch)!
So if you’re looking for a yummy Sunday afternoon recipe, I definitely recommend these. And congratulations to Will and Kate, a little bit late!
Chocolate Cake Cookies
1 1/4 cups butter, softened (2 1/2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt to the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly, then mix in the chocolate chips. Drop dough by small spoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with Silipat or parchment paper.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies will be soft. Cool slightly on cookie sheet; remove from sheet onto wire rack to cool completely. When the cookies are cool, dust with powdered sugar and serve.