Chocolate Dream Cookies

chocolate-cookie-dough I have to tell you first off that this is not officially my recipe for Chocolate Dream Cookies. This recipe was one that I came across years ago on one of those tear off pads you sometimes see in the supermarket.  (I think it was a Nestle recipe card) Do you know the pads I’m talking about?  They hang by food items and you tear them off hoping to find a coupon in it but only find recipes.

Well this tear off didn’t only look yummy but once it got to the tasting stage of deep dark chocolaty cookie dough it tasted yummy. I fell head over heals in love and new that this recipe was graduating from a little old stained piece of paper on my counter to a typed up and printed recipe that would live safely inside my recipe binder.
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While I was in Culinary School I had a baking teacher who taught us that some of the best recipes you can find are the one’s on a products packaging. Why? Because the company has specifically hired specific people whose only job is to come up with a delicious recipe that everyone will love so much that they can’t help but buy that specific product over and over again. The best example is Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe. I bet you buy that can of pumpkin around Thanksgiving don’t you? I do.

My very serious and proper baking instructor informed us that he had tried recipe after recipe for pumpkin pie’s to sell in his pastry shop and he realized that there was no beating Libby’s recipe.

So, it was with that information in the back of my head that made me take the time to try this Chocolate Dream Cookie recipe and has made me willing to try the recipes that come from the food companies themselves whether it’s on a tear off a pad or on the back of food packaging. {try the cheesecake recipe on the back of the graham cracker crumbs box – yumm. oh and the green bean recipe on the back of French’s Fried Onions}

Do you have a favorite recipe from the back of a box?
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Chocolate Dream Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Flour
  • ¾ cups Dark Chocolate Baking Cocoa
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ⅔ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1⅔ cup White Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In your mixing bowl combine butter, sugars and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
  4. Add in your eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture being sure not to over mix.
  6. Stir in 1 cup of morsels saving the rest for later.
  7. Drop dough onto ungreased baking sheet. Top with remaining white chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 11-13 minute's or until puffed and centers are set.
  9. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Notes
The secret to getting your chocolate chips to show up in your baked cookie is to add some to the top of the dough before you bake them.