Oreos versus chocolate refrigerator cookies

I have a confession.  I’m terribly ashamed, but it simply has to come out.

I love Oreo cookies, but I absolutely despise the filling.

It’s true, I was that weird kid who twisted them open and peeled out the filling.  My friends and siblings loved me.  I despised the stuff, and was really mystified when they came out with “double stuff” cookies.  Where was the ones without that stuff?

I do adore chocolate, but in all of the chocolate recipes that I’d ever tried, I’d never found one that approximated that dark chocolate taste, not too sweet, but oh-so-chocolatey.

I have FOUND  ONE!!!

Well that’s not exactly true.  I didn’t find one.  I found a recipe for sugar cookies dating from the 40s.  I took that recipe, changed it a bit, added Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa…and voila!

I have my perfect chocolate cookie.  Even better, I can mix up the dough, make it into a log, and have fresh chocolate cookies whenever I want.  That’s better because I live on the Gulf Coast…the land of perpetually soggy cookies.  Nothing stays crispy for long in our humidity, and it’s pouring rain again tonight, complete with flood warnings and the possibility of hail.

I can’t even worry about my newly sprouted garden when I have cookies this delicious.

When I’m this happy, this ecstatic, I wonder….

Should I share the recipe, or hoard it away?

I haven’t decided!

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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