In cases, such as these decadent Double Chocolate Strawberry Cookies, I wonder if I have been blessed or cursed with my ability to bake. As I see the rich chocolate ooze from where I take a bite from the perfectly baked soft cookie, I silently apologize to my children that there might not be any left for them by the time they get home from school. This recipe is sooo good! The chocolate blends in perfectly with the sweet tang of the strawberries, making this a cookie the perfect treat for any occasion. So, if you need a special dessert for Valentines Day, Christmas cookie exchange, or to tell someone special how much you love them, this cookie recipe is exactly what you are looking for.
Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate
My inspiration for this cookie was from my love of chocolate covered strawberries. I love to make and eat chocolate covered strawberries, but sometimes decent strawberries are hard to come by. What I love about these cookies is that you get the smooth creaminess of the chocolate, and the slight tartness of the strawberry. Both flavors are perfectly blended together, without one overriding the other.
Double Chocolate Strawberry Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- .5 ounce dehydrated strawberries
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cream together softened butter, white, and brown sugar.
- Add cocoa, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir mixture until everything is entirely incorporated.
- Add flour. Make sure all of it gets stirred in. Beware of flour sticking to the bottom of the bowl.
- Slowly stir in chocolate chips. Mix until all chips are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Mix in the strawberries. The more you mix the strawberries, the more the pieces break apart and the smaller the strawberry pieces become.
- On a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet, place golf ball sized pieces of rolled cookie dough. Make sure there is enough space for the cookie to flatten out. 12 cookies per standard baking sheet is preferable.
- Place cookies on the top shelf of a preheated 350 degrees oven.
- Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes. Cookies are done when cracks appear on the tops of the cookies.
- Remove baking sheet from oven, then put cookies onto a cooling rack to cool.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Whenever I think of chocolate, the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , by Roald Dahl comes to mind. Even as an adult, whenever I open up a chocolate bar there is that hope in the back of my mind that one day I will find a golden ticket. Other than great advertising strategies, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory teaches wonderful lessons, delivered by Oompa Lumpas, the eccentric Willie Wonka, and other memorable characters.
Below you will find my list of learning resources for Roald Dahl’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:
- Ronald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plans
- Reading Is Fundamental-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Internet4Classrooms- Chocolate Factory
Random Facts about Chocolate
- Cocoa beans were used as currency by ancient Mayan and Aztec Civilizations.
- Because Cocoa beans come from plants, they are technically a vegetable.
- White chocolate isn’t actually chocolate.
- M&Ms have been to space
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