A Quest: Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies, Part 2

The moment I laid eyes Lila Loa’s chocolate cookie recipe, I knew I had to try it.  With a name like, “The End-All for Chocolate Cookie Recipe”, it’s gotta be good, right?

Turns out, she was telling the truth. This cookie recipe is GOOD.  In fact, if I had tried it first, there may not have even been a list…but as much as it pains me, I have committed to trying at least four chocolate cookie recipes, so I will keep my word, even if it kills me!

Did I mention these cookies are GOOD?

I love this recipe, and no matter what your baking style, I think you will also.

 First of all, it’s very forgiving, and we all know how important those forgiving recipes are.

Also, you can use the dough immediately, or chill it if you choose.

And FINALLY, the best part of all, THESE. TASTE. GOOD.

Mine were a little darker than Georganne’s but that’s because I have this random cocoa powder mix bin happening {long story}, and I’ve promised Bern-Dogg I will not buy ANYMORE until I use up what I have.


So, here’s my observations:

Difficulty– These cookies are easy breezy to make.  The instructions are clear and helpful.  I love it that there is a no-chill method because I am not a dough chilling kind of gal.

Prep-time– I spent maybe 30 to 45 minutes on the cookies.  I mixed them up in less than ten minutes using the no-chill instructions, rolled them, and baked them for 7 minutes.  The instructions said 6 1/2, but *this is embarrassing* I don’t know how to make my oven do halves, so I did seven.  Worked wonderfully.

Appearance- Beautiful cookies.  B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

Texture- This is my favorite cookie texture.  They are firm but chewy.  Like a soft sugar cookie.  Which makes sense, because except for the fact they’re chocolate that’s what these are.

Taste- I like LOVE these cookies…A LOT. This figures, because they are made with shortening, one of the few things I try NEVER to eat.  However, in the case of these cookies, I strongly suggest making an exception.  I’m not a shortening lover, but some things really are better with Crisco.  If you are absolutely dead set against it, you can use butter.  But try it, I really think the final product will convince you.

DECORATABILITY- These decorate beautifully…

If you haven’t met Georganne yet, you SHOULD.  These cookies are only the tip of the iceberg.  She is always doing something fun.  My latest fave is her cookie bunting.  Be sure to head on over to Lila Loa for a lot more cookie fun!

So, here we are, two down, two to go.  So far, I have two wonderful recipes.  Meaghan’s chocolate cookies for those of you who like a little bite to go with your chewy-ness, and these, 100% soft all the way.

 I’m almost positive Bridget’s homemade Oreo’s will be next.  I haven’t stopped thinking about them since, well, um since I we polished off the last of these.