TNT Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies
These cookies can be baked more or less according to taste. My sister bakes them a very short time so that they JUST hold together. She likes them super gooey. They're quite decadent, and I like mine a bit more done than she does.
I think you could use a stand mixer for these, but I never do. I just beat with a wooden spoon by hand.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 TBSP water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Beat shortening, brown sugar, water, and vanilla extract until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, until mixture is homogenous.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet, mixing until just combined. (Do not overmix!) Stir in the chocolate chips (just a few stirs will do it)
The consistency may seem a little more wet than most cookie batters. DO NOT add more flour!
Drop onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. For consistent drops, you could use a small ice cream scooper. I just use a spoon and eyeball it. I'd say they should be about 2 TBSP each.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until the cookies are set (they will appear to "dry" on top).
Yields about 3 dozen cookies.
Eat them WARM...with a cold glass of milk, a cup of coffee, or a bowl of vanilla ice cream.