12-19 church cookbooks Chocolate Chewy Cookies by Elizabeth McCoy from the Olive Hill Church of the Nazarene Cookbook.JPG

If there is one food or snack that is nearly universally loved, this is it.

One of the best things about cookies are how customizable they are. Think about it. You could eat a hundred cookies, and never have the same flavor. The possibilities of flavor go as far as your creativity allows. Entire sections of groceries stores are dedicated to them, we leave them for Santa Claus as a kind gesture for his hard work, and we even have jars in our homes specifically specified for them. Yes, to say cookies are popular, is stating it mildly. In keeping with our sweet Christmas treat theme, we plundered through the church cookbooks to bring you another simple and tasty recipe.

There are churches and organizations throughout our county that will probably be baking cookies and giving away other treats as gifts. I can remember being involved in such giveaways and helping bake cookies. It is always heartwarming when somebody thinks enough of you to give you such a gift.

Well, we believe that these cookies will be a welcome addition to any Christmas care package. Simple, tasty, and easy to follow instructions are the hallmarks of the recipe this week. With this recipe for “Chocolate Chewy Cookies” by Elizabeth McCoy from the Olive Hill Church of the Nazarene Cookbook, you will be well on you way to creating a delicious treat. To complete this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: 1 ½ c. soft butter 2 c. sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2 c. self-rising flour ¾ c. cocoa powder You will cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour and cocoa to the mixture.

Drop by the spoonful onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

One of the aspects of this recipe that caught my attention was the word “chewy” in the title. Not sure if I’m odd or what, but I enjoy a little chewiness to my cookies. To me, it always tasted better. The cookies were very delectable. If you could imagine somehow transforming a cup of hot cocoa into a cookie, you would have the perfect description of the flavor that this offers. If you scan the ingredient list, you will see that there is nothing extremely out of the ordinary, and most of these items are likely to be in your kitchen already.

For such a small ingredient list, this will make a few dozen cookies. So, not only is the yield satisfactory, the value is also great. For a relatively small price, you will be able to feed several people with this recipe. In an age where we seem to abandon old traditions for those that are not nearly as personable, perhaps this recipe would give you the perfect opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer with these tasty chocolate cookies.

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