Prince Carmel’s Cocoa Cookies

Cookies
Here is the recipe for the cocoa cookies. Cookie (the chef) doesn’t have an electric mixer, so she mixes these by hand. You can, too!

For a printable version click here: Cocoa Cookie recipe

You will need:

2 mixing bowls

wooden spoon

measuring cups & measuring spoons

cookie sheets

Ingredients

2-1/3 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 cups sugar

¾ cup vegetable oil

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

4 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

1. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

2. In another large bowl stir together sugar and oil. Add cocoa powder and blend well. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, blending well.

3. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. 4. When dough is firm enough to handle, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet two inches apart. 5. Bake at 350 degrees, 12-14 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled. Yield: 4 dozen.

Variations

Prince Carmel and the Purple Elephant like the recipe just as it is, but you can make up your own variation or try one of these:

The way Polly likes them:

Blend one cup coarsely chopped walnuts into the batter before refrigerating.

The way Princess Elena likes them:

Substitute one tsp peppermint extract and one tsp vanilla for the two tsps vanilla.

The way King Pop Cornelius likes them:

Blend one cup of chocolate chips into the batter before refrigerating.

The way Prince Andrew likes them:

Shape dough into 1-inch balls as in step 4. Freeze balls of dough for at least one hour. Remove from freezer and roll each ball in powdered sugar before baking.

The way Princess Kandi likes them:

Blend one cup of crushed candy canes into the batter before refrigerating.

The way King Pop Cornelius likes them:

Blend one cup of chocolate chips into the batter before refrigerating.

The way King Metolius likes them:

Blend one half cup each: chocolate chips, chopped walnuts and crushed candy canes into the batter before refrigerating.

What’s your favorite variation?

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