13 steps to yummy goodness (With apologies to my doctor who told me to "CUT OUT SUGAR!!!")

Several months ago I purchased a huge, honkin’ variety box of cocoa. Flavors galore.

A few days after opening it, I noticed a recipe that really interested me. In retrospect, it doesn’t seem so odd — but at the time, I was so intrigued by COCOA! IN THE COOKIES!

Imagine! What will they think of next? OREGANO! IN PASTA SAUCE!?

The thing about my kitchen, is that it always seems as though I am missing one thing from a recipe. And it is the one thing that you can’t substitute. Finally, after weeks of waiting, my son and I made the recipe. And let me tell you – YUM!

Buttery Cocoa Wafers

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the following:

3/4 cup butter, softened (my sons would let me stop right here… butter thieves, they are)

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low.

Beat at low, gradually adding 1 1/2 cups flour and

one 1 1/4 oz cocoa packet.

Scrape bowl and continue beating at low until well mixed. Eat spoonfuls of the batter.

Shape dough into one inch balls. Place one inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness with bottom of buttered glass dipped in sugar.

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.

Melt 1 cup chocolate chips

and 1/2 tsp shortening

in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth (3-5) minutes.

Place chocolate mixture in small resealable plastic food bag. Snip tiny corner of bag.

Drizzle chocolate over cookies.

Assuming you don’t eat all of the batter Makes 3 dozen cookies.


  1. devilish southern belle says

    Not only are the photos beautiful, but the wafers sound SO delicious!

  2. Mmm…those look yummy!!!

  3. Karla! These sound fantastic and easy, easy. Great combination and I’m going to try them soon. Thanks!

  4. Megan (FriedOkra) says

    I just splurged on some (really expensive) cocoa that, as it turns out, none of us actually like drinking. Now I can turn it into cookies! Yay!

  5. Michelle Smiles says

    Yum! So you are bringing a double batch to our next blogger dinner, right?

    And yes, new colors are lovely!

  6. holy yum-o! Those look great! but how did they taste in the end??

  7. Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife says

    Those look and sound pretty tasty! Tell your doctor that 1/2 cup isn’t THAT much!

  8. Well, you have to have sugar once in awhile just to stay sane right? :)

  9. Karla,
    You are not good for my First Place committments. I love you anyway.

  10. Denise Patrick says

    Those look delicious! I might have to try this recipe. Thanks for a new way to use up hot cocoa mix.

  11. Hot Momma says

    these are absolute delight! divine, almost. Thanks for sharing them with your readers.

    thanks also for allowing me to advertise in your blog. I got a lot of clicks today, so i guess it comes down to having a well-placed ad.

    thanks, again!

  12. Super yummy…I’ll have to try them…as soon as my kitchen is stocked :)
    I’ve made it to the end of the recipe and been out of the last ingredient…errrr
    Happy day!

  13. Michael Aulia says

    Hmmmm Yummy! You should create a video out of this :)

  14. The cookies look delicious! I’m going to have to try them. I loved the step-by-step photos too.
    Your new bloggy look is great! I really like the circles . . . they’re sort of an optical illusion.

  15. YUMMY! I always believe that sugar is okay if it’s taken from fruits because they have fructose, which is not harmful to our body.

  16. GREAT job with this post!
    And those cookies look DELICIOUS, I say, yearningly.

  17. TAMY & the SGT says

    Yummy – I got try these!

  18. yummy yummy! I want some NOW! Except that my husband is putting dinner on the table now :(

  19. My oh my!!! Your pictures make me wish I could reach through my screen and take one!!! LOL I will definitely have to try that.

  20. yum!

  21. I’ve just salivated all over myself!

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