And the winner is…


 Thank you to everyone who entered our October best bake sale COOKBOOK Giveaway! Once again, we selected a winner randomly from all of the entries.

Congratulations to Sara from the food blog who voted for the Almost Black They’re So Cocoa Cookies (which was the winning recipe, by the way – see below). We’ll be sending Sara a copy of the best bake sale COOKBOOK by Gretchen Holt-Witt and OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoops.

Unsweetened cocoa and toasted hazelnuts make these like adult brownie cookies for Chocoholics!


In a way, though, you are all winners because you get the winning recipe: Almost Black They’re So Cocoa Cookies! These cookies are only slightly sweet which leads me to describe them as “adult” cookies. The addition of the toasted hazelnuts even adds to the sophistication of these yummy treats. We clearly have a lot of fans who are Chocoholics 😉 EnJOY!

“Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of chocolate” -Agreed!


Almost Black They’re So Cocoa Cookies

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Gretchen Holt-Witt
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Cook time:
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Serves: 5 dozen
This recipe is from the best bake sale COOKBOOK by Gretchen Holt-Witt.
  • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, and vanilla, one at a time, beating well between additions. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl and mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat until everything is well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat again.
  3. Place heaping teaspoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake until the edges begin to firm up, 12 to 14 minutes; do not over bake. For crispy cookies, let cool on the cookie sheet. Transfer to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining dough.


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