Dark Chocolate Cookies

dark chocolate cookies recipe from cherryteacakes.com
Funny story...well, not so much funny, as wow-facebook-i-don't-like-you. Yesterday, I was perusing the site, checking on updates like "Kylie is pregnant!" (congrats Kyl!) and then I look to the right and the box reads: Your Status one year ago: is so excited to take my boyfriend to Arizona! .....um. Yeah. Since I'm single (and dang happy about it!) you can guess how well that went. I'm going to give FB the benefit of the doubt and assume they scanned for "excited" status updates. I'd like to believe they wouldn't just post any old status. Who really wants to hear "Your status one year ago today: My dog died." Seriously, FB? Not loving this. I mentioned it to a friend, on the ever so much more lovable google-chat about this incident.They made a good point. Even if you were "so excited to get married!!!!" that maybe your partner turned out to be a jerk and now you're divorced. Nobody wants a yearly reminder of that even if at the time it was "uber exciting!" I certainly don't care to be reminded. The sheer fact that I've forgotten when that was is a pretty good sign to let it go. Let it go, Facebook. Let. It. Go.

Heh. I've actually pulled a bunch of my posts from a year ago. I'm redoing them. These cookies are a prime example of a previously published post. I just erased a three paragraph story about the same former boyfriend. (Like I said Facebook: let it go).  I replaced the photo of  underexposed cookie dough for this one. SO much better. It's kinda like a fixer upper post. It was a bit broken down, kinda shabby, poorly constructed and now....well, the picture is pretty even is this story isn't great. But c'mon. You've been there. At some point you had something that just didn't need a reminder. Bad photography and past relationships are two of my favorite things to forget!

Blerg. N-E-ways, here is an adapted recipe for a large, soft, dark chocolate cookie. Enjoy it, and may nobody remind you of things best left forgotten.

Dark Chocolate Cookies
adapted from Epicurious

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, then beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.

Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.

Drop level tablespoons of dough about 3 inches apart onto parchment paper or baking mat lined baking sheets and bake about 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.