I got this recipe from one of my best friends, Elise, who lives in Nashville. I think it is originally from Martha Stewart. They are excellent–and very easy. The ingredients consist of things that most people would have in their pantry. An extra special treat—make sandwiches with two cookies and a scoop of premium ice cream….yum!
Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened, high quality Dutch)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (unsalted, soft)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter—yep, another one
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
Put 1 stick of butter and sugar into a mixing bowl with paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high until pale and fluffy. Mix in the second stick of butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and mix until just combined.
Use 2 1/2-inch ice cream or cookie scoop and drop batter onto cookie sheet.
Bake 18-20 minutes.