Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Secret Suprise Chocolate Cookies

I came across this recipe on Mennonite Girls Can Cook and just had to try them out and I am glad I did! These soft, not too sweet, yummy morsels of chocolate are addicting! My family loved them. I didn't have any chocolate chips on hand so I used M&M's which made them more colorful and fun. Go ahead and make these for your family but wait to tell them about the secret ingredient until after they have tasted them!

NOTE: this makes a large batch of cookies so you may want to cut the recipe in half.

Secret Surprise Chocolate Cookies

Cream together.....
2 cups butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar

1 cup cottage cheese
1Tbs. vanilla
2 eggs (1 at a time, beating after each one)
5 cups of sifted flour
½ cup cocoa
1 tsp soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup walnuts (optional)
6 ounces chocolate chips (or to taste)

Roll into one inch balls. (I used a medium cookie scoop t0 make the ball - If the dough is too sticky and soft you can chill it in the fridge to stiffen it up a bit but I didn't have any problems.)

Roll cookie dough ball in powdered sugar.

Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 for 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack. YUM!