Recipe by Vino Girl
I was having a massive chocolate attack last weekend, so I came up with this. I am normally not crazy about raisins in my cookies but I like them when paired with nuts and chocolate. This started as your standard basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but you wouldn't know it by the end result.
- 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup milk chocolate chips or 1⁄2 cup M&M'
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate-covered nuts (cashews)
- 1⁄4 cup raisins
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Beat butter, sugars, cocoa,baking soda, and salt in a large bowl on medium speed for 3 minutes or until fluffy.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Gradually add in flour while mixing on low speed. Mix until well-blended.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, nuts, and raisins.
- Form balls of dough measuring 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes (don't overbake or they might be dry).
- Cool on cookie sheets for about 2 minutes before moving them to wire racks to finish cooling.