The 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 t vanilla
2 c flour
3/4 c cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 c chocolate chips
Cream 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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