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Cookie 1

Last week Carol made these fantastic chocolate cookies.  The recipe called for sanding sugar, but we had only shimmering sugar on hand.  
Cookie 2 

We ended up with chocolate disco cookies, but the taste was not compromised.  Here is the recipe.  Taken from Martha Stewart's cookies.  BTW–Carol is in heaven in her new kitchen.  I think she may give me the boot.

GRAMMY'S CHOCOLATE COOKIES  (actual recipe name)

2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Sanding sugar for rolling, or shimmering if you want disco cookies

1-Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl

2-In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine.  Reduce speed to low, and gradually add flour mixture; beat to combine.  Form dough into a flattened disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

3- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Shape dough into 1 1/4" balls.  Roll each ball in sanding sugar.  Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, about 1 1/2 inches apart.  Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating halfway through.  Transfer to a rack to cool for 5 minutes.  Transfer cookies from baking sheet to wire rack.  Cookies can be stored between layers of parchment paper in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.



  • Nickie Frye
    September 4, 2010 at 9:40 am

    YUM! Carol is quite a master in the kitchen!

  • pink
    September 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

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  • AC
    September 4, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I LOVE these cooking posts…

  • Gabriella
    September 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    These look pretty and tasty…I lke the name too! lol I’ll have to make them soon.
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  • Gabriella
    September 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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  • Style Odyssey
    September 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    they’re almost too pretty to eat!

  • Faux Fuchsia
    September 4, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    what’s sanding sugar Judy? Is it like icing sugar (which I think you’d call powdered sugar)??? They look fab.

  • Caddy
    September 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    That lovely patterned plate to compliment the cookies. I love the pink blush tone.

  • Belinda
    September 5, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Oh, they sound and look delicious! Chocolate is a wonderful thing. Carol is quite the chef and baker, and it seems that she will make terrific use of the new kitchen! I love the plate too…pretty please, would you share what pattern it is? πŸ™‚

  • The Owl's Closet
    September 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Oh wow! Carol is so talented in the kitchen:) I love the disco effect of the cookies! I’m sure it’s tasty, too!

  • Anna
    September 7, 2010 at 10:14 am

    a must try!

  • Petra
    September 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Ahaha, did she name them after the Japanese pop song “Chocolate Disco”?

  • Georgia
    September 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Perfect plate to acompany the cookies, might give this one a go sans the disco

  • k
    September 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    ooh, i’ve made these many times before, but love them with so much sparkle!

  • Jane H.
    September 15, 2010 at 4:23 am


  • Jen
    September 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I put these on my list to try, and finally got around to baking them yesterday. I accidentally left them in the oven a tad too long (oops) but they still taste great! πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing the recipe!!
    I did have an issue with the sanding sugar though – I went to the store and looked around and finally asked a salesperson (she had no idea what i was talking about) and ultimately could not find it. Do i have to go somewhere special to get it? i find it ridiculous that Safeway did not have it.

  • Heather
    October 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Sanding sugar is another name for nib sugar. You can use any sugar that doesn’t dissolve in typical baking temperature.