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The best part of Christmas is baking cookies! I always know when the holidays are near because my mom and I start to bake cookies. Christmas cookies are a holiday tradition. If nobody baked for parties and get togethers it wouldn't be as lively. My favorite cookie is double chocolate chunk. My brother and his girlfriend brought over some double chocolate chunk cookies with chocolate icing and they were great! Thats when I got the recipe and made some of my own. My mom and I vary from Sugar Jumbles to Gingerbread Men. We have so many cookie cutters, enough to fill 4 or 5 big containers! Every year for christmas I always get my mom a new unique cookie cutter. I have fun using them and she has fun collecting them. Baking cookies brings family together and allows them to bond. It's one of the best times I could have and its a lot of fun! I would definitly reccomend doing this and inviting your friends and family to help! Enjoy! (:
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2.In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder; mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place them one inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
3.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.