Buttery Coca Wafers

The Sam’s Club trip before last I picked up the seasonal Land o’ Lakes cocoa multi pack (because cocoa!) and was tickled pink to discover a recipe! On the back!

Exactly like so. Well, I couldn’t just let the recipe sit there unused and lonely except I might have sort of drank all the cocoa before I got around to making the cookies. No worries, that’s what a Sam’s Club membership is for…more cocoa!

3/4 Cup Land o’ Lakes butter, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1.5 Cups all purpose flour
1 (1 1/4-ounce) Packet of Land o’ Lakes Cocoa Classics Premium Hot Cocoa Mix
1 Cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips
1/2 t shortening

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter, sugar, and egg yolk in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low, beat gradually adding flour and cocoa mix and scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flattten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness with bottom of buttered glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.

3. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth (3 to 5 minutes). Place chocolate mixture in small resealable plastic food bag. Snip tiny corner of bag. Drizzle chocolate over cookies.

1. I actually had Land o’ Lakes butter which amused me. I only had one stick though and the next butter 4 pack was Kroget’s house brand or something like that but at least part of one of the batches had some of the the recommended butter. That hardly ever happens when I’m baking.

2. I played this recipe pretty close to the book even up to the “grease the bottom of a glass, dip in sugar and squish cookies” which I had to wash out a glass for. Then I buttered up the bottom, dredged in sugar and started stamping. You would not believe how fun cookie squishing was. Dredge, STAMP! *giggle*. Dredge, STAMP, *giggle*. The only problem came when I was through stamping the cookie sheet and had a glass that was greasy on one end and still a little drippy from being washed on the other. Which to set on the counter? Wet side won but I was perplexed there for a minute.

3. I made 2 different kinds of cookies (Arctic White and Cocoa Graham) and they were…meh. We had them without the chocolate drizzle, because I was lazy, and on the whole they were a lot dryer than the amount of butter would seem to suggest they would be. I don’t get that because the butter ratio seems pretty high yet they cookies were not deliciously buttery or buttery crisp like. Then I made some drizzle and drizzled both kinds of cookies in hopes that the chocolate would make the recipe. It didn’t, although the cookies are slightly better. In conclusion, the cookies were pretty forgettable which wasn’t what I was hoping for at all.

It was a novel idea but now that I’ve done it, there is no need to experiment again. Sadly.

2008: Cheese might just be the trick to get them to stick together long enough for the entire forkfull of noodles to make the trip to the mouth.

2007: JSFR: Crown Mychew (strawberry)

2006: JSFR: Pokka Jasmine Green Tea

2005: More cheese might not have helped the not posting though

2004: Also conceivably you could have rummaged around to find your camera and taken a few dozen pics because your cat is that stupid patient to let you do so but in reality it’s my pic of my cat and my amazing (and also 1337) cap/cat balancing 5k1llz and I want my credit due. If not, I will wish lots of shorts infesting itchy mites on you as well, plus I’ll thrown in crab lice. Don’t tempt me!

2003: I even took a nap today. Man, I got all the bases covered.

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