Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s better than a chocolate chocolate chip cookie!  So good with a glass of milk and greater made into an ice cream sandwich.


1/2 C butter softened

1/2 C white sugar

1/3 C brown sugar

1 C plus 2 T flour

1 T Ghirardelli® cocoa mix

2 t espresso

1/2 t salt

1/4 t baking powder

1 t baking powder

1 egg

2 T milk

1 t vanilla

1 ounce semi sweet chocolate grated¹

2 C Guittard® milk or premium chocolate chips


Preheat oven 375º F   Parchment line baking sheets

In small bowl combine dry ingredients, mix then set aside.

In medium bowl mix butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add egg, milk, and vanilla and combine.

Stir in dry ingredients, chocolate chips, and grated chocolate.

Refrigerate for an hour. Drop by teaspoonful about 2 inches apart. Bake 10 – 12 minutes. Remove and cool on baking rack.


¹We use a microplane for grating the chocolate.







Red Velvet Cake Recipe with Creamy Icing



1/2 cup butter softened

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 t white vinegar

1 t vanilla

2 t Hersey®’s Natural Unsweetend Cocoa

2 ounces red food coloring

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 t salt

1 t baking soda

1 cup buttermilk


Oven 350º 2 9inch by 2 inch cake pans gresed and floured

Mix flour, baking soda , and salt in bowl and set aside. Combine red food coloring and cocoa in small bowl and set aside.. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time mixing well.  Add cocoa paste mixture and vanilla to butter sugar egg mixture  and mix until incorporated. Add flour, baking soda, and salt  alternately with buttermilk and blend until  combined. Add vinegar and  mix. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake 25-30  minutes. Remove from oven and run knife around sides of pan to loosen cakes and then invert them on wire rack to cool..

Frosting Ingredients

5 T flour

1 cup milk

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1-2 t vanilla


Combine milk and flour in sauce pan over medium heat and whisk aggressively until thick. Cool to room temperature. (If not cooled thoroughly the butter sugar mixture will melt.)

Add butter and sugar to large bowl and with electric  hand mixer beat until light and fluffy. Add flour milk mixture and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla and frost cake. Kitchen Aid® mixer with paddle attachment is recommended for this step.