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Abuelita Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

  • Mexican Chocolate Abuelita Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 of 11
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    These Abuelita cookies are perfect to make with little ones. They are simple and so delicious!

     

    Scroll through to follow the recipe! 

  • Ingredients 2 of 11
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    The base to my cookie is the Soft and Chewy Martha Stewart Chocolate Chip Cookie.

     

    Ingredients include:

    Abuelita chocolate tablets, vanilla, salt, light brown sugar, all purpose flour, eggs, butter, baking soda, and granulated sugar

     

  • Abuelita chocolate chips 3 of 11
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    Chop up 1-2 Abuelita chocolate tablets to create chips. 1 tablet can give you up to 1/2 cup of chip-sized chocolates. 

     

    Chop 2 tablets for more chocolate deliciousness! 

     

    Separate your chips from the powdered chocolate and set to the side. 

  • Mix dry ingredients 4 of 11
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    Whisk together 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.

  • Butter and sugars 5 of 11
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    In a separate bowl, combine 2 sticks of butter (1 cup), 1 cup of light brown sugar, and 1/2 granulated sugar.

     

    The recipe calls for room temperature butter, but as long as it's not freezing cold, you are okay. The softer the butter, the easier it is to mix.

  • Light and fluffy 6 of 11
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    Mix the butter and sugars until it's light and fluffy. We did all the mixing by hand, so it took some arm work, but the consistency was just how wanted it to be. 

  • Add salt and vanilla 7 of 11
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    Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to your light and fluffy mixture. Mix until combined.

  • Add eggs and mix well 8 of 11
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    Add 2 eggs to the mixture and mix until well combined.

  • Mix dry and wet ingredients 9 of 11
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    Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. This will create your soft dough for cookies. 

  • Add Abuelita Chips and fold in 10 of 11
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    I like to separate my dough and make several flavors of cookies. The dough you just created will yield about 3 dozen cookies!

     

    Once you have your desired amount of dough, add the Abuelita chocolate chips and gently fold into the dough. 

     

    Add a few chips at a time to measure out the desired amount. 

  • Bake and enjoy 11 of 11
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    Measure cookies a half dollar scoop size onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

     

    Enjoy with a warm cup of Abuelita hot chocolate! 

Abuelita Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

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.

Directions

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!

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