Family Recipes Create Memories: Double Chocolate Cookies

Family At Forty FiveThe most treasured recipe book I own is a memento from one of my mother’s family reunions. The Alm Family get-togethers were legendary and everyone congregated to an area in the middle of Alberta, just outside of Wetaskiwin.

The dog-eared tome includes recipes from my grandmother and mother, as well as aunts, great aunts and cousins.  When my daughter started cooking she gravitated to trying out family recipes, pleased to have connections to the family even though we lived far away.

This go-to cookie recipe was famous at school, baseball and soccer events as my children were growing.  Kids waited for it to be our turn for refreshments and then requested Neki’s chocolate cookies.  Enjoy.

Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

Contributed by Diane Alm

1 c butter

2 c sugar

2 eggs

2 t vanilla

2 c flour

3/4 c cocoa

1 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

2 c chocolate chips

Family Recipes At Forty FiveCream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well.

Combine the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoon on a ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes. (For a chewy cookie, remove from oven while very soft.) Let cool 1 minute before removing from pan.

 

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Sherry Kallergis
Sherry loves creating and pulling together things, values her eclectic group of friends living fascinating lives around the globe, is an eloquent listener, can’t write worth a damn, but loves a great story and is a sponge soaking up new tips that will help make her (and your) life extraordinaire!