Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eliza Shares a Recipe

Eliza found some easy cookies to make, and she was so excited to share them, that I thought I'd post her success. The recipe came out of the Hershey's Chocolate Cookbook, and is quite workable for a young baker, especially because it's all done in the microwave.
Chocolate Crackles
10 T. butter
6 T cocoa
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c.  flour
1/2 c. nuts, chopped
powdered sugar
Microwave butter in medium bowl for 45-60 seconds or until melted. Add cocoa; blend well. Beat in sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or until firm.

Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place 8 cookie balls on a plate and microwave at 50% power for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until surface is dry but cookies are soft when touched. Cool, and repeat with remaining dough. Optional: sprinkle with additional powdered sugar after they come out of the microwave.

Note: After mixing, Eliza put the dough in the freezer for about 1 hour. She used chopped peanuts in the mix. Also, the dough is the consistency of playdough, and therefore, produces a cake-like cookie.
Pretty good, for a young teen!

2 comments:

Nonna Beach said...

Those look so good...and done in the microwave too ? Wow !

Sarah said...

They were good! Thanks Eliza!