Monday, February 11, 2013

Chocolate Amaretto Cookies

Chocolate Amaretto Cookies 

I began this baking adventure by asking myself, “What’s better than chocolate?” The answer, of course, is nothing. That is, except adding other delicious things to chocolate. So, after a thorough search of my kitchen, I found an ingredient that I knew would add something extra special to normal chocolate cookies: amaretto liqueur. The liqueur gives these super-chocolaty cookies a delicious nutty flavor. I will warn you that this recipe yields a surprising amount of cookies. I ended up with 60. Not that this is really a problem :-)


· 1 stick butter (softened)
· ¼ cup Crisco butter flavored shortening
· 1/4 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
· ¼ cup melted milk chocolate
· 1/4 cup brown sugar
· 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
· 1 egg
· 1 tsp vanilla
· ¼ cup amaretto liqueur
· ¼ cup milk
· 1 1/4 cup flour
· 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder \
· 1/2 tsp salt
· 1 tsp baking soda
· ½ tsp cinnamon
· 1 tsp cornstarch 


1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Melt butter, shortening, chocolate chips, and milk chocolate together.

3. Mix in brown sugar and granulated sugar,

4. Add in egg, vanilla, amaretto liqueur, and milk.

5. Gradually mix in flour.

6. Add cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cornstarch. 

7. Drop dough by a tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet.

8. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.

Enjoy these cookies with friends, and when in doubt, bake!

<3 Dena

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