A party I attended on Saturday was the perfect motivator/excuse to bake cookies. It had been quite a while since I’d done so, as evidenced by the fact that, as I finished mixing the dough, I realized that I didn’t know where my cookie sheets were and then had to find, unpack, and wash them. (No, I’m not done unpacking yet.) Still, they came out quite nicely, even with all of the recipe-tweaking I did–they disappeared pretty quickly. Which is part of the reason I don’t have a picture for you. Just imagine flattish chocolate cookies with deep cracks running through them, and you should be pretty close…

Recipe in the extended entry.


chocolate cookies with black cherry vodka

1 2/3 c white sugar
scant 1/3 c blackstrap molasses
1/2 c oil
1 egg
a bit more than 1/2 T black cherry vodka
2 heaping T yogurt from the top of a stir-stuff-in yogurt cup (or you can use the originally-called-for 1/4 c milk)
1 c ww flour
1 c white flour
1 c cocoa powder
1 t baking soda

Combine the ingredients more or less in that order. (I like to add the baking soda in the middle of the flour so it gets mixed in better.)
Bake 12 min at 375ºF. Makes 4 dozen medium-sized cookies.

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