Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I remember eves dropping on the VHF while in Vanuatu and the topic was all about cookies.  Yeah, I admit it…I eves drop sometimes.  But, it was funny to hear these two ladies in a serious conversation about cookies they found in the local store.   There are certain things you must have on a boat and good cookies is one of them.   I learned that hard way.  At one time in our trip I found myself in a cookie predicament.  We ran out!  The cookies in town, or what this island would consider a town, had only stale vanilla creams.  “EEWWWAAA!”, said Seanna as we walked through the isle.  She turned around and said  “Mom, we could make them.  I have a recipe in my Mouse Cookies and More book on the boat”.  So we abandoned our cookie expedition and went home to make our own.  We didn’t have chocolate chips so we decided to use Seanna’s favorite Dark Chocolate bar and chop them into chunks.  This went over so well that we continued to make these dark chocolate chunk cookies.  Of course, while we make them, we always read the book which makes us crave that hot, fresh, cookie with milk even more. 

Seanna’s Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes about 12 cookies

1 cup of flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

1/2 softened butter (this is a must)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

2 regular sized dark chocolate bars chopped

Pre heat oven to 350.  In a bowl, whip together the butter, vanilla, sugar and brown sugar until smooth.  Add the egg and continue to mix till light and fluffy.  Gradually add flour to the mixture until incorporated.  Stir in Chocolate chips. 

I use a small bowl of water next to me to keep my hands from sticking to the mixture while I make the balls.  Place balls on a cookie sheet, spacing them well apart to give them room while baking.  I flatten the balls down before placing them in the oven.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or till you see they are just golden brown around the edge and top.  Enjoy!

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Spent the last 5 years of our lives floating around the globe. Amazing how much we have seen, experienced and lived through. Sharing the experience and knowledge with others out there or planning on making the jump.
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2 Responses to Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  1. Annie says:

    I love your model 🙂 Where did you find her….

    MUAH

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