Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Grandma Lorene's Chewy Chocolate Cookies or Lakeside Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

On hot, humid Wisconsin days at our grandparents' summer home, after trudging up the steep hill after a swim in the lake with Grandpa, Grandma always had a tin of these cookies awaiting us at the top. For a refreshing summer treat, she'd serve them with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies, creating an ice cream sandwich.

Grandma Lorene's Chewy Chocolate Cookies

1 1/4 C. butter or margarine
2 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla

2 C. unsifted flour
3/4 C. Hershey's Cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

1 C. chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in nuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes (they will be airy and puffy and not look done), let cool for 1 minunte (they will become flatter) before removing to wire rack. Don't overbake, as these cookies should have a chewy texture after cooling. I like to freeze these right away, but you can also put a slice of bread in the tin to keep them soft.

These cookies are delicious served with vanilla ice cream between two cookies.

Or you can just enjoy them with a cool glass of milk . . .

1 comment:

Liz said...

Those sound really good. I always need an event to make things for or I will eat them all!