Stress baking # 3 – smashed chocolate cookies

Smooshed cookies!

This is a fun treat to make. A cookie that is smooshed/smushed with a glass spray in pan, and dipped in sugar. There are several varities… This time, I opted for chocolate and made a vanilla frosting and a chocolate frosting. Peanut butter would likely be a nice option for frosting too. The first time I made these cookies, it was the height of “deflategate.” So this Buffalo Bills fan made flat footballs. My Patriots fan friends, jokingly, offered to fight me. I think I could have taken them!

I miss the simplicity of the stuff we could argue about and have fun with back then. These past few months have been frightening and I fear it will be that way the next few months. Stay safe and healthy, friends, and follow health experts advice.

  • Ingredients for cookies
  • 1 cup butter, soft
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs chocolate extract (or vanilla)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and extract. Blend in,dry ingredients. Scoop 3 tbs dough and roll into a ball. Spray the bottom of a drinking glass with Pam and dip in sugar., slightly flatten cookies. Chill a couple of hours. Preheat oven to 350. Stagger cookies on a sheet lined with nonstick baking liners. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. They will seem “undone” but they will be fine, Cool completely.

  • Vanilla frosting Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs milk
  • Directions – cream butter and powdered sugar. Blend in vanilla and milk. You may need to add another tbs of milk to get consistency you want.
  • Chocolate frosting ingredients
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • 3 tbs baking cocoa
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs milk
  • Directions – combine butter and cocoa. Blend in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. You may need to add more milk to get the right consistency.

Frost cookies and store in a covered container in the fridge.


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