Abuelita chocolate reminds me of my childhood days. The warm, rich chocolate taste creates such a sweet memory of days I spent with my grandparents. I used to sneak a bite of the rich chocolate as a kid, only to be left with dark colored teeth. I wanted to remember that taste and I wanted to have my kids enjoy it, too. I created Abuelita chocolate chip cookies with my kids hoping to get the same taste and memory from the chocolate.
As I prepared all the ingredients, my daughter kept coming over to ask what I was doing. I’d explain, “Getting ready to make chocolate chip cookies with you.” She is quite the impatient one. As I began to cut into the chocolate to make some small chip-sized chocolates, she came near again. She didn’t take a bite into the chocolate like I did as a kid. Instead, she was very sweet and asked, “Can I have a taste of that, mama?” I couldn’t resist her request, and I couldn’t resist a bite either. Together we tried the bite-sized pieces of rich Abuelita chocolate. It was delicious, just as I remembered it as a kid.
Soon, all our ingredients were mixed and ready to be turned into cookies. My daughter helped mix the dough and fold in the chips. It was quite the experience we shared. This was the perfect cookie recipe for the season. The whole family enjoyed our Abuelita Chocolate Chip Cookies. I hope to continue to make them with her.
To make a batch of Abuelita Chocolate Chip Cookies, follow the recipe below.
Abuelita Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
2 and 1/4 cups of all purpose flour, 2 sticks of butter (1 cup) Butter, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1 packed cup of light brown sugar, 2 large eggs and 1-2 tablets of Abuelita chocolate.
1. Mix the flour and the baking soda and set aside.
2. Mix the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
3. Add the salt and vanilla. Mix until combined.
4. Add the eggs and combine thoroughly.
5. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until a soft dough has formed.
6. Chop up to 1 cup of bite-sized chocolate chips from the abuelita tablets. Separate the powder from the chips and fold in the chips to the dough
7. Scoop out dough about half dollar-sized onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until light brown.
8. Set to cool and enjoy!
Do you enjoy Abuelita hot chocolate?
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