Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Double Chocolate Buttermilk Cookies

November already, can you believe it???

Halloween weekend was lovely - lots of friends and costumes and dancing and laughing. My friends and I dressed as a Birthday Party - a little lame but the party hats were cute and we had a great time wishing everybody we ran into a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I live in an apartment building and we never get trick-or-treaters. HOWEVER you never know when a little monster could knock on your door and if that did by chance happen you wouldn't want to be caught empty handed with no chocolate treats to give out, right? ...and I did just buy some buttermilk that I've been meaning to experiment with ...  it was like the universe was screaming "JUST MAKE THE COOKIES,REBECCA". I caved to the pressure of the universe. The results:  delicious double chocolate buttermilk cookies. 

Since I had no clue what to do with buttermilk I looked on the web to find some inspiration. I found this recipe which looked pretty good but I modified it slightly with some whole wheat flour and less sugar. 

Here's the final recipe: 

All purpose flour
1 cup  
Whole wheat flour
1 cup 
1/2 tsp  
1/2 cup 
Cocoa Powder   
3/4 cup  
1 cup 
Agave Nectar*
1 Tbsp 
Vanilla extract
1 tsp  
2/3 cup 
Chocolate Chips
As many as you like  

*omit if you don't have any

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a larger bowl, blend the cocoa powder and melted butter until smooth. Add in the sugar, vanilla, and buttermilk. 
  4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool more.
  6. Enjoy!

Wishing you a week as good as these double chocolate cookies :) 


  1. How much baking soda do you add? It is in the instructions but not the recipe.

    1. Oops! Sorry for leaving out that very important ingredient! 1/2 tsp of baking soda will do just fine. I hope you enjoy them us much as I did!

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