Considering I almost stayed up until midnight last night, I thought it appropriate to make some midnight cookies.
Felix and I hosted a housewarming party yesterday evening. And yes, it was warm in our 450 square foot apartment, which we somehow managed to squeeze about 15-20 people into. All in good fun though.
One of my long-time friends, Nicole, surprised me with an amazing cookbook filled with sweet treats. Not only is this my first cookbook since I sadly got rid of my others prior to moving nearly a year ago, but it is chuck-full of mouth-watering goodies, all of which I intend on making. Which is why I found it difficult to choose just one recipe to start with. In the end, I decided that I was too tired/hungover/lazy to run to the supermarket for any ingredients, so I made something from items I already had on hand.
Midnight Cookies (Yields about 2 dozen cookies or so. I honestly lost count we were eating too many. But it definitely makes more than a dozen.)
- 9 tbsp. butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and cocoa until well-blended. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
I played around with the baking time. I like my cookies chewy, so I took the first two batches out right as they set and let the last batch go a bit longer. I preferred the more “done” cookies; they looked prettier too (less flat). But let’s face it, they all tasted amazing. I should know, I ate like 5 of those suckers.