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…and I’m not talking about my favorite football team.  Not right now, anyway.   (Geaux Saints!)

I’m talking about the physical therapists who helped my dear friend through a lengthy recovery process that will get her out of a wheelchair and put her right back into the world working all sorts of mischief. 

They deserve the cookies she wants to bake for them.

 

 

Dawn’s Triple Chocolate Mocha Cookies

Preheat oven at 275 degrees.

You will need:

1 stick butter flavored Crisco

1 cup dark brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp Kahlua

1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup cocoa powder

1 Tbsp instant coffee

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

6 oz Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips

6 oz Hershey’s Kisses (milk chocolate), chopped

1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Put first 3 ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Cream these ingredients together on medium speed for about 4 minutes.

Add:

2 eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla

1 tsp Kahlua

Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Take it a bit higher for another 2 minutes.

Add:

1 ¾ cup flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 Tbsp instant coffee

¼ cup cocoa powder

Gradually mix in dry ingredients on low speed until well-blended.

Stir in:

6 oz Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips

6 oz Hershey’s Kisses, chopped

1 cup pecans (optional)

Drop cookie dough by spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. Don’t even think about leaving the kitchen. I’m serious.

Check the cookies at the 5 minute mark. You’ll want them cooked around the edges, but kind of fluffy in the center. Stand right by the oven door and keep checking on them. You’ll want to take these out before the center looks completely done because they taste so much better that way. These were meant to be soft and chewy, not crispy.

Remove the cookies with spatula and transfer onto a plate (or parchment paper) to cool.

Put them on a beautiful platter and take them to the Saintly People who put up with you for the last few months. Let them know that your friend completely understands the orneriness you’ve just put them through…and for that, she finally gave the secret recipe she created for Triple Chocolate Mocha Cookies…and that I don’t do this sort of thing for Just Anybody.

These would be heavenly with a cup of White Hot Chocolate.







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