An altered version of a recipe from an old cookbook that took 10 years for me to perfect! I have been told to sell these cookies, they are very, very, very, very good!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
40 cookies
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder; mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place them one inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 9.3mg; sodium 148.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2004
This is the author of the recipe, I have noticed some of you had some problems with the cookies from postings on here. For one I use a little extra flour when I bake them also I always use tinfoil (shiny side down) when I bake them. The cookies are also better when you make bigger cookies, smaller cookies tend to be too hard. Hope that helps! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2006
I liked the flavor of this cookie but I only had butter on hand which didn't help these cookies to retain their shape (which they didn't-they flattened out considerably). I halved the recipe and subbed about a 1/2 c of peanut butter chips for some of the chocolate which added a nice flavor but I would totally suggest using margarine and maybe even chilling the dough for a while to help them keep from spreading out into pancakes. Read More
(23)
281 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 200
  • 4 star values: 55
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2004
This is the author of the recipe, I have noticed some of you had some problems with the cookies from postings on here. For one I use a little extra flour when I bake them also I always use tinfoil (shiny side down) when I bake them. The cookies are also better when you make bigger cookies, smaller cookies tend to be too hard. Hope that helps! Read More
(112)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
This cookie got rave reviews from everyone when I actually used extra cocoa powder, which not only made a darker, more chocolatey-appealing cookie than the picture, and it also counter-balanced the sweetness of the sugar. My cookies didn't turn out flat at all! They came out big and fluffy, and they stayed chewy all week (they probably would've stayed chewy for longer, but people loved them so much, they didn't last that long). Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2008
I thought these were a little too sweet hubby did not. Still I would reduce the sugar by 1/2 cup if I was to make these again. I used butter for better flavor upped the cocoa powder to 1/2 cup and used 1 cup each of white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. They bake up beautifully and perfectly--bakery quality looks. For those having problems with flatness the solutions are simple--do NOT grease the cookie sheets and chill your dough about an hour or so to firm it up a litte before dropping it onto the cookie sheets. Do not add more flour to firm up the dough! A good recipe but not "the best" as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2007
Oh Oh OHHH!!! This is really the best recipe ever! Okay I tweaked it a little here's what I did. I used 1/2 a heaping cup cocoa powder all butter added a teaspoon cinnamon and a smidgen of cayenne pepper. It doesn't add spice persay just some warmth that goes so nice with the sweetness and the richness of the chocolate. I also substituted 2 c. 60% bittersweet chocolate chips and 1 c. chopped almonds for the 3. chocolate chips. These came out so crisp on the outside chewy on the inside. I baked them for 10 minutes they were perfect. I used my Silpat instead of greaing a pan.I have a keeper here. I gave them as a hostess gift at my Bunco group last night. She loved them. I love how there isn't a huge long list of ingred. just simple and well proportioned. I have always had trouble making cookies but this was foolproof. Enjoy! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
Oh so yummy. Use it with peanut butter chips too. One suggestion lower heat 25 degrees and don't grease your pan - just use a non-stick cookie sheet. The greased pan caused the cookies to spread and get burned lacy edges. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2006
I liked the flavor of this cookie but I only had butter on hand which didn't help these cookies to retain their shape (which they didn't-they flattened out considerably). I halved the recipe and subbed about a 1/2 c of peanut butter chips for some of the chocolate which added a nice flavor but I would totally suggest using margarine and maybe even chilling the dough for a while to help them keep from spreading out into pancakes. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
They were very good! My first batch turned out fine. But my second batch burned. Be careful not to leave it in the oven too long or it will be crispy. Take it out once you see cracks on the top of the cookie! If you don't have unsweetened cocoa powder use regular hot chocolate or cocoa mix. Just use 3/4 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup of brown sugar unless you like your cookies extremely sweet! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
My family loves this twist on a classic favorite. I make these all the time. I do add 1/2 tsp salt and hope that adds some lift. Very good! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
3 cups was a litle too much chocolate chips i tried 2 instead and the cookies came out perfect. Read More
(15)
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