Day 6: Chocolate Turtle Cookies11:31 PM
You'll never guess what tragedy befell our kitchen this weekend - we ran out of sugar... and flour!! How does that even happen? I'm always on top of things like that and usually have a nice backup storage of things like that. My brain is just somewhere else, I guess.
Well, I figured that even though I wasn't able to make cookies, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't be able to either! This is one of those tried and true recipes that I grew up making - one of my favorites, in fact. What's more, they are so quick and easy to make! Whenever I need cookies in a hurry, this is my go-to recipe. The Cream Cheese frosting is another of my favorites - I use this stuff on everything! :)
Cooking these in a waffle iron gives the cookies their cute turtle shell-like pattern and speeds up the cooking time immensely. (I'll post pictures as soon as I get more flour and sugar!)
Chocolate Turtle Cookies
- ½ c. Melted butter
- ¾ c. Sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 Tbsp cocoa
- 1 c. Flour
In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
In a separate bowl sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Mix in with the wet ingredients until everything is incorporated.
Drop spoonfuls onto a hot, lightly greased waffle iron. Cook for 1 minute (with the lid down). Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 c butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- powdered sugar - about 5 cups
Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Mix in the vanilla.
Gradually add the powdered sugar until it reaches a good frosting consistency and is as sweet as you like. If it's too thick you can thin it out with milk, adding it 1 tsp at a time.