Not exactly the most creative name in the world but that’s what they are … chocolate cookies. I finally decided to break out the stainless steel cookie press I got using Crate & Barrel giftcards.
I wanted to make a Lost-themed cookie for the start of the last season but I couldn’t find a polar bear cookie cutter.
Original Source: the Instructions & Recipes manual that came with the cookie press
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (@ room temp.)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbs. of milk
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine the butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl.
Using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg, milk, vanilla extract, and salt.
Using a spoon, stir in the flour and cocoa powder until well mixed.
Pack the dough into the cookie press. Fit with the desired disk design.
Press the dough out onto ungreased baking sheet spacing the cookies 1 inch apart.
Bake until lightly golden, about 10-12 minutes. Gently transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.
Result: The cookies are pretty small but eating a lot of them is no problem because they are good. Nice and simple.
If you noticed two randomly different shaped cookies in the last picture – No, you were not seeing things. There was an issue with the cookie press that required me to call in the cavalry to help figure out how to actually use the damn thing. Thankfully my hands were covered in cookie dough so I couldn’t take a picture of how they first looked on the baking sheet.